Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care
A Gift of Time

"You matter because you are you,

and you matter to the end of your life."

—Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement


If you are here because of a prenatal diagnosis that indicates your baby likely will die before or after birth, we are so sorry.
Perhaps you are considering continuing your pregnancy and embracing whatever time you may be able to have with your baby, even if that time is only before birth, while your baby is cradled safely inside of you. Please know that support is available (see the links on this site for perinatal hospice/palliative care programs and other resources) and that you are not alone. Parents who have traveled this path before you have found that it can be a beautiful, profoundly meaningful, and healing journey.


For those who are (or are considering) traveling this path, our book,
A Gift of Time:
Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life
Is Expected to Be Brief,
is available from Johns Hopkins University Press, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and other booksellers. It is also available as an e-book.


If you are a health care provider or perinatal hospice advocate interested in providing this model of care, see the Resources for caregivers and FAQ pages for more information.