Caring for Babies and Children

Our perinatal and children’s hospice programs provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for families whose babies or children have been diagnosed with terminal conditions (such as severe birth defects, premature birth and low birth weight) or who have died. Our skilled and compassionate team can accompany families throughout the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth, life and remembrance.

Perinatal and children’s 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. Care provided weeks before or after birth is considered to be perinatal.

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.

Who Can Benefit from Perinatal & Children's Hospice Care?

When your young loved one has a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less, perinatal or children’s hospice care might be right for them. The goal of hospice care is to alleviate pain and improve quality of life, not to cure the patient. A lot of children and adolescents suffering from terminal illnesses could potentially benefit from this.

Prenatal & Perinatal Services in Connecticut

Regional Hospice offers assistance in:

  • Prenatal support
  • Perinatal Palliative Care (managing symptoms, reducing stress and ensuring the comfort of your baby)
  • 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
  • Facilitating support groups for parents, siblings and others

For more information, please call us at (203) 702-7400.

Learn about the forthcoming North Star, the only dedicated children’s hospice residence in the Northeast, and one of only five in the country.