*If you are in need of immediate support, please complete this form and we will email you more information.
Three Little Birds fields session requests from local hospitals with perinatal units in the event a family experiences a stillbirth or a loss in the NICU. When available, a trained volunteer is dispatched to give the gifts of support, validation and memory. This includes bonding, memory making (foot/handprints/molds, other keepsakes) and infant remembrance portraiture.
Many families are initially hesitant to this support, but we know the value and importance of capturing this time as a family. Most, if not all families, have remarked that they would have regretted NOT having this service/support and look back on the brief time we supported them in those delicate moments as memories to cherish forever.
Families receive 20-30 gently edited black and white photographs, issued through a password-protected online gallery. Access to photos is available indefinitely, so they do not need to be viewed immediately. Many of our families have photos from these sessions printed and hung on the walls of their home as a comfort and remembrance. You can read more about the importance of perinatal bereavement photography here.
Families are also given resources and information on how to join our nest of support, financial information for burial/cremation options and more. A large majority of the families we have served bedside years ago are now serving as bereavement doulas/bedside advocates to support families like theirs, which is helping them heal their own hearts.
Palliative Care Support – For families who receive a life limiting or uncertain fetal diagnosis, we offer them these same services, in addition to our Palliative Care Plan which includes complimentary birth planning support, maternity portraits, a 3D/4D ultrasound and more, with the intent on supporting the family in bonding and planning for their baby’s arrival. You can read more about the services and support we provide here. If you have received a life-limiting or uncertain fetal diagnosis, please complete the form here and we will be in touch with you to discuss options available to you through our Palliative Care Support Program..
Jefferson Health, Washington Township, NJ
Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Inspira Health Mullica Hill, NJ
Inspira Health Vineland, NJ
AtlanticCare Pomona, NJ
Average number of annual requests: 30+
Value of services: $500-$2500
Cost to families: FREE!