We asked a perinatal social worker, OBGYN, and Stephanie's husband Andy to share words of advice and guidance for families who are carrying a pregnancy to term. Though every journey is unique, it is not one that has to be taken alone.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF A BIRTH PLAN
Perinatal social worker Kenna Hamm, LMSW, shares how a palliative care birth plan can help ensure that your wishes for your baby are honored throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Create your Birth Plan using our online tool
BEING SUPPORTED AND INFORMED IN YOUR CHOICE
Making an informed choice when faced with a terminal diagnosis involves listening to your mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Shannon Abikhaled explains her role as a doctor: to support the decision of the parents. Read studies on carrying a pregnancy to term
A SUPPORT SYSTEM TO WALK BESIDE YOU
Know that you are not alone. Physicians, nurses, case workers, and a number of specialized staff members can provide spiritual, emotional and physical support to help you navigate this time in a way that feels right for you. Learn more about gathering your care team
ANDY'S ADVICE FOR FATHERS
How do you make the most of your time with your little one while caring for your wife and self? Andy shares how he learned to live in each moment by being selfless and giving. See Andy and Stephanie's story here