When given the option of perinatal hospice support
as an alternative to terminating a fetus with severe problems,
in one study as many as 85 percent
of parents chose to continue their pregnancies.
Perinatal hospice and palliative care is an innovative and compassionate model of support that can be offered to parents who find out during pregnancy that their baby has a life-limiting condition.
When Parents are Considering or Pursuing Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care for Their Baby Who Has Been Diagnosed Prenatally with a Life-Limiting Condition
Guidelines to use when speaking with parents who have received a potentially life-limiting diagnosis for their fetus or child.Adapted from Keith Barrington MD
Resolve Through Sharing Position Paper on Perinatal Palliative Care