Support, information & encouragement for carrying your baby to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis. There are few things more frightening in life than finding out your baby may not be healthy. The fear of the unknown and the pressure to terminate can be intense. You are not alone.
We are here to help. Through Gabriel’s Courage—CHS’s family-centered perinatal program—obstetricians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, child life specialists and bereavement specialists work together to offer compassionate support, education and birth planning services. Through the development of a birth plan, parents are able to determine the care they want for their baby and make decisions for their newborn prior to birth. An important component of the program is taking memory-building photos, footprints and handprints, reaffirming the precious life of this special infant. For more than a year after the child’s birth, the team will remain in contact with the family to help bridge the feelings of loss, while validating the role of the parents.
For more information call (631) 465-6363 or visit www.chsli.org/pregnancy-support-services
- Perinatal Comfort Support for Families (En Español)
- For the Physician and Referral Community
- Bulletin Announcement
- More information on Gabriel’s Courage Catholic Health Services