Show Summary Details
Page of

Saying Hello and Goodbye 

Saying Hello and Goodbye
Saying Hello and Goodbye

Lindsay B. Ragsdale

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 April 2021

Perinatal birth planning can help parents who are facing a difficult fetal diagnosis understand the prognosis, identify central goals, and focus on their infant. Planning during pregnancy can help align the care that the mother and the infant receive with their goals of care. Plans can include delivery options, resuscitative efforts, code status, goals of care, symptom management, family involvement, memory-making, and grief support. Resuscitative efforts for the neonate can be clarified before birth and the birth plan can give direction to the resuscitation team about boundaries of interventions. Perinatal palliative care can help families clarify their goals and ensure collaborative communication with providers from obstetrics and neonatology/newborn care.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.