Perinatal Hospice: A Compassionate, Life- Affirming Option

The purpose of this report is to analyze the experiences of a group of pregnant women who recently received counseling and medical care through perinatal hospice. All of these women tragically received a diagnosis that their preborn child had a life-limiting condition and might die before or shortly after birth. Specifically, this report will look at 1) the demographics of women who choose perinatal hospice, 2) the recommendations and advice given by healthcare providers after the adverse diagnosis, and 3) the experiences of pregnant women who went through perinatal hospice.

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