The Forget-Me-Not Program: Perinatal Palliative Care
Supportive care for families with unborn infants diagnosed with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.
The uncertainty of learning your baby may be born with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition is overwhelming. The Forget-Me- Not Program offers compassionate support to address the pregnancy, delivery and postpartum needs of the family.
Forget-Me-Not Step by Step Care
- Birth Plan - An individual plan is based on the family’s wishes and values regarding hospital care. It may include topics like pain management, family involvement and spiritual support.
- Coordination of care - Ensuring continuity among providers, including primary care staff and specialists.
- Health care system - Providing insight into health care resources and assistance with navigation through support services.
- Grief support - Providing intensive support for families during the hospital stay, as well as discharge follow-up.
- Impending loss - Creating keepsakes for families facing the loss of an infant and assistance with final arrangements.
The Forget-Me-Not support services team includes:
- Primary OB provider
- Pediatric cardiologist
- Birth Place staff
- Neonatal Intensive Care staff
- Sunflower Program - pediatric palliative care team
- Case management and social services staff
- Financial counselors
- Hospice and grief support groups
"Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Forget-Me-Not program is provided at no additional cost to families.