Perinatal Hospice Care
314.872.5050 or 877.227.8718
The Wings Perinatal program fills a void for those parents who will give birth to an infant with a terminal condition. Wings helps the families cope by creating a bridge from pregnancy to parenthood to bereavement.
A special team, in conjunction with the family and medical team, develops a care plan that addresses the family's goals during pregnancy, delivery and the time following the baby's birth.
The program allows for supportive care for mother and baby from the time of diagnosis until the death of the child. The perinatal team can help plan arrangements, memorial services and good-byes at the hospital or at home. They can assist parents in identifying community resources available to them, including support groups and resource materials. Follow-up care and support is provided to the parents and siblings.
BJC Hospice offers a prenatal hospice program for St. Louis-area families who are facing the birth of an infant with a terminal condition.