“A person is a person no matter how small.”
Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss
The loss of a baby, sudden or expected, can be overwhelming and can leave a family emotionally, physically and spiritually drained. The Notre Dame Perinatal Palliative Care Program assists the needs of a family whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or death during the first few months of life. Such a loss is devastating and bereaved parents find comfort in the presence of this interdisciplinary team approach to help cope with this devastating loss. The Notre Dame Perinatal Palliative Care Program is led by an interdisciplinary team, is based on a psychosocial model, and provides services to meet emotional and physical needs. The program also provides educational material and advocacy for families.
The Notre Dame Perinatal Palliative Care Program has a team of professionals including social workers, bereavement counselors, nurses, child life specialists (for siblings), spiritual care, music therapists, and massage therapists.
Many couples of childbearing years will experience a perinatal loss. The Notre Dame Perinatal Palliative Care Program supports and guides families in multiple ways with an understanding that cultural, religious and family diversity affect how each person copes with feelings of grief and mourning.
Towns and Cities Served by Pedi Pals Program
Ashburnham | Athol | Auburn | Baldwinville | Barre | Berlin | Blackstone
Charlton | Charlton City | Charlton Depot | Cherry Valley | Clinton | Douglas
East Princeton | Dudley | East Brookfield | Boylston | Brookfield | Grafton
Fayville | East Templeton | Fiskdale | Fitchburg | Gardner | Gilbertville
Hardwick | Harvard | Holden | Hopedale | Hubbardston | Jefferson
Lancaster | Leicester | Leominster | Linwood | Lunenburg | Manchaug
Mendon | Milford | Millbury | Millville | New Braintree | North Brookfield
North Oxford | North Grafton | North Uxbridge | Northborough | Northbridge
Oakham | Oxford | Paxton | Petersham | Princeton | Rochdale | Royalston
Rutland | Shrewsbury | South Barre | South Grafton | South Lancaster
Southborough | Southbridge | Spencer | Sterling | Still River | Sturbridge
Sutton | Templeton | Upton | Uxbridge | Warren | Webster | West Boylston
West Brookfield | West Millbury | West Warren | Westborough | Westminster
Wheelwright | Whitinsville | Winchendon | Winchendon Springs | Worcester