For families that receive an adverse prenatal diagnosis for their baby, pregnancy can change from a time of joyful expectation to a time of fear and confusion about the upcoming birth and death of their child.
- We see the possibility for Perinatal Hospice care to be offered in Guiding Star Centers. The ability to offer birthing services in our centers will allow us to serve families expecting special babies and provide all the services that a family saying hello and goodbye might need.
Another resource we highly recommend comes from a family in Duluth, MN who share the story of their beautiful daughter, Angelica Joy. http://www.theangelicajoystory.org/
For families wanting to preserve the short time and memories they have with their baby, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a wonderful resource; connecting professional photographers to families for free photographs of their child.
Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Losing a child at any time is a deeply personal and difficult time for many women. There are a number of beautiful groups providing loving support to mothers grieving the loss of their child.