Prenatal Birth Planning for Families of the Imperiled Newborn

Nancy K. English, Karen L. Hessler

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Guidelines have not been established to address the needs of parents with imperiled newborns due to the infrequency of this obstetric situation. In this article we offer an approach to prenatal care planning for imperiled newborns and their families. Use of an interdisciplinary team and family involvement are the foci of the care planning process, which result in a perinatal birth plan that reflects parental values and ethical guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-399
Number of pages10
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Antenatal birth planning
  • Congenital anomaly
  • Decision making
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Hospice
  • Imperiled newborn
  • Lethal fetal diagnosis
  • Perinatal palliative care
  • Prenatal birth planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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