Our Perinatal Hospice Program provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for families whose babies have died or have been diagnosed with a terminal condition. We can accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.
Perinatal Hospice care includes visits by healthcare professionals with expertise in perinatal care, instruction in caring for babies at home, and assistance with additional community resources.
Together, with your family, we will honor the life of your child and recognize his or her uniqueness and place in this world. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in making meaningful plans and creating lasting memories of your son or daughter. We recognize that every moment counts.
Regional Hospice and Home Care offers assistance with:
Childbirth education and preparation
Developing individualized birth plans to establish personal desires and needs
Coordinating discharge of baby to home, when appropriate
Creating cherished keepsakes and photographs
Preparing for memorial services and funerals
Support groups for parents, siblings and others
For more information, call 203.702.7400.
We also offer an Infant Loss Support Group—for those who have experienced loss of pregnancy, at birth or early infancy, this group will provide a safe space to remember their baby and to share with other parents who have also had a loss. Christine Mastropietro, RN, Perinatal Hospice Coordinator and Carolyn Wolfe, MSW, hospice and bereavement social worker, are the facilitators for the group that takes place at The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families on the Second Monday of Each Month at 7:00 p.m. For more information about this group, call 203. 792.4422.