You may want to go home before going to the hospital or you may want to or need to go directly there. Discuss your options with your doctor or midwife.download
The first minutes and hours after learning of your baby’s death may be a blur of words, emotions, and activities. Learn how your healthcare team will support your probable desire to understand the reason(s) for your loss.
These tools outline some of your options for labor, birth, and making memories with your baby.
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Your doctor or midwife will discuss the options available to you when trying to find a reason for your baby’s death. Some of the options described may not be appropriate in all situations.
Genetic counseling may be indicated based on your or your partner’s medical history. Family history is also to be considered. Here you will find contact information for genetic counseling resources in New Jersey.
Resources for most parents as well as resources that cater to specific groups (such as mothers, fathers, and teachers) are listed here.Download
A resource for creating a personal birth plan and financial resources for burial and/or cremation are listed here.
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The authors acknowledge that parents relate to a spectrum of diverse gender identities and that birthing people may not identify as women or mothers. In addition, the term “parents” may not accurately reflect each family’s unique identity. Attempts were made to use gender-inclusive and inclusive parenting language in the materials found on this website. In some instances, however, in an effort to be succinct, terms like “mother” (and related pronouns “she” and “her”) have been used.