Perinatal Palliative Care

Also known as: Forget-Me-Not Program

If your unborn or newborn baby is diagnosed with an advanced and life-limiting illness, our perinatal palliative care and hospice service can help. Providence offers compassionate support to address the pregnancy, delivery and postpartum needs of your family during this difficult time.

Our team walks with families on their journey through pregnancy, birth and death, honoring your baby as well as your family.

Your team may include:

  • Primary obstetrics provider
  • Perinatologist
  • Neonatologist
  • Geneticist
  • Pediatric cardiologist
  • Birth place staff
  • Neonatal intensive care staff
  • Chaplaincy
  • Pediatric palliative care team
  • Case management and social services staff
  • Financial counselors
  • Hospice and grief support groups

We can help you

  • Personalize your birth plan to meet your family’s wishes and values regarding hospital care. We’ll help you address topics like pain management, family involvement and spiritual support.
  • Coordinate care to ensure continuity among providers, including primary care staff and specialists
  • Learn about health care resources and navigate through support services
  • Address your grief during the hospital stay, as well as discharge follow-up
  • Create keepsakes to memorialize your baby and make final arrangements
  • Find local resources and support if you choose to take your baby home for the remainder of its life.

Contact Us

Providence Palliative Care

Family Birth Center at St. Peter Hospital

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center