Focus on the Family

What is Perinatal Hospice?

From practical guidance to educational and emotional support, perinatal hospice is a source of help and hope for parents facing a lethal diagnosis for their baby.

by Tammy Tate, R.N., L.C.P.C.

Perinatal hospice is designed for parents who have received a devastating prenatal diagnosis and elect to continue the pregnancy despite the likelihood that their baby will die before or after birth. Simply stated, the perinatal hospice team comes alongside the family as they make meaningful plans to honor and celebrate the life of their baby, compassionately providing the clear and relevant information they need, such as:

Practical Guidance

Educational Support

Emotional Support