What happens after your baby receives a life-limiting or uncertain fetal diagnosis?

Life-limiting fetal diagnoses are made in 2% of all pregnancies. When prenatal screening and subsequent diagnostic tests return a definitive diagnosis of a condition with a poor or lethal prognosis, such as one of the ones below, parents may face the decision of whether to continue the pregnancy. Whether you decide to terminate or carry to term, Three Little Birds is here to support your family through the following services and programs:

  • Bedside Memory Making - Three Little Birds can provide materials to assist or for you to make lasting memories of your special baby including foot/hand molds, Recognition of Life Certificates, blankets and other personalized items.

  • Complimentary Maternity Photography through our Community Partner, Image is Everything Studios - Many families have found comfort in photographing their family and pregnancy as they lead up to delivery to bond and create lasting memories.

  • Birth Plan Preparation & Support - While families can not control what is happening, they can feel more empowered by creating a personalized birth plan to take to the hospital to provide staff with your wishes and expectations during your delivery and the time after.

  • Infant Remembrance Portraiture - All of our families have expressed their support of and gratitude for photography services after birth and/or during memory making. Our trained bereavement photographers will provide 20-30 gently edited photographs of your beautiful family.

  • Bump Casting Kits - Belly casting is a unique way to preserve your pregnancy bump.  We offer this service free to our families.  Once it hardens, it can then be decorated to reflect your special unique baby.   One of our trained doulas can create this bump with you or a kit can be given to you and your partner.  This is a great activity for mom and dad/non-birthing parent to share some intimacy, as well as a great bonding opportunity for your partner with the baby. 

  • 3D/4D HD Ultrasounds & Heartbeat Captures - Our Community Partner, Wondertime, LLC, supports our palliative care families by offering complementary 3D/4D ultrasounds and heartbeat captures for families to share with their immediate or extended family in their office in Pitman, NJ.

  • Funeral/Memorial Service Coordination/Support - We can assist families by finding compassionate service providers in your community to provide their services for free or at minimal costs. No one ever plans for these types of expenses that can create a financial burden for families. There are also financial assistance programs for families through other non-profit organizations in the area. We also work with churches and other groups to develop meaningful memorial or funeral services.

  • Complimentary Angel Gown - Angel Gowns are created by talented seamstresses out of donated wedding gowns. Each gown is handcrafted by volunteers and given to families for burial or as a keepsake. Every baby deserves a dignified garment to wear.

  • Vast Array of Financial and Bereavement Resources - We have local and regional resources to share to help assist you with anything you need.

  • One-on-One Empathetic, Non-Judgmental Support - Our organization was founded by others who have walked similar journeys. We are trained bereavement professionals who simply want to support your needs in these unique situations. Our job is to advocate when you feel powerless. We will ensure all of your wants and desires for your child and the time you have together are met. There are no requests too large to accommodate.