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Developed as a continuation of the My Nest is Best Pediatric Program, the Angela Hospice Prenatal Program serves parents who are facing the knowledge that their unborn baby may not survive or may be born with a life-limiting illness.
The Prenatal Program addresses the emotional and physical needs of parents before the baby is born, and helps them cope with the prognosis that the baby may not survive.
The Angela Hospice prenatal team consists of the staff medical director, a registered nurse, and a social worker. This team works directly with the family and the mother’s physician to develop a birthing plan, including making decisions about medical intervention and other issues, and offers counseling and bereavement support to the parents and other family members. They also provide assistance in securing keepsakes and mementos such as photographs, a lock of hair, a memory book, and handprints.
Should the baby survive, the prenatal team will work with the family to coordinate a plan of care, including discharge to home, if possible.
A family may consider Angela Hospice’s Prenatal Hospice Program if they require services in Southeast Michigan. For the greatest benefit, prenatal hospice care should be initiated at the time a mother is referred to a high-risk obstetrician, but it may also begin during the birth process or shortly thereafter.
For more information, or to initiate prenatal hospice care, please call (866) 464-7810 and ask for the Pediatric or Admissions Department.