Every Life Has Meaning
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John
If you have learned that your unborn baby may not survive or may die
shortly after birth, we at Columbia St. Mary's are truly sorry and are
here to support you during this difficult time.
The Columbia St. Mary's Perinatal Hospice is a program of assistance and
support for you and your family, beginning with your baby's diagnosis
and continuing to having your baby and beyond. Our staff will help you
make meaningful plans for your baby's birth, life and death - plans that
honor your baby and his or her place in your family.
When you choose to take part in the program, you will meet with a nurse
Locate the resources needed to meet your wishes.
Guide and support you and your family through time of grief.
Help you develop a birth plan and plan of care for you and your
Assist you in creating keepsakes and memories.
Help arrange funeral services.
Assist in arranging hospital discharge services.
Provide referral for support groups.
Your Perinatal Hospice Team
You and your family
Nurses from Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care and
the Perinatal Assessment Center
Your obstetrician, family practice physician or nurse midwife
A perinatologist who cares for mom and baby during pregnancy,
labor and delivery
A neonatologist who cares for newborns
Perinatal social workers
Contact the Columbia St. Mary's Perinatal Hospice Center
Talk to your healthcare provider or call 414-585-1493. Leave a message
and a nurse will contact you to answer questions or to help you make an