Perinatal Supportive Care Program
The Perinatal Supportive Care Program provides information, guidance, and support for families if their unborn baby has a serious medical problem or may need to be in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for any reason. We work closely with expectant mothers and those in their support system to help them understand their baby’s diagnosis, what the diagnosis means for their baby, and what treatments are possible.
We help families talk through what is most important to them during their pregnancy, labor, birth, and newborn time period. If difficult decisions need to be made, we help to communicate their wishes to the entire medical team.
Visits to the perinatal clinic offer families much needed support during a difficult time. Our team consists of maternal-fetal-medicine physicians (high-risk obstetricians), neonatologists (newborn doctors), supportive care physicians, nurses, social workers, a child-life specialist, a parent support representative, and a chaplain. This team was carefully selected to provide a blanket of support for a family’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during this time.
After the baby is born, we see each family in the hospital and provide ongoing support. We are available to listen, help find information, and support decision making for as long as the family needs us.
Erin Denney-Koelsch, M.D.
Director of the Perinatal Supportive Care Program
Phone: (585) 273 -1154
Email: Erin Denney-Koelsch, M.D.