The John Paul II Centre is here to help you through this difficult and confusing time of your pregnancy with a prenatal diagnosis.
Prenatal diagnosis come in many different variations and all of them are unexpected and difficult to process. We want to let you know that you don't need to go through this on your own. We are here to help and support you to treasure this special time that you have with your little child and navigate the health system to get the best for you and your baby.
How can we help?
Recognising the often difficult and unique situations faced by parents, we provide individualised support and care.
We provide bereavement support, practical guidance, information, and referrals so that parents understand what is normal, what is possible and what might be helpful as they carry to term.
Our service is comprehensive, personalised, and delivered by case management support staff and peer volunteers.
We attend births when requested or assist parents in finding appropriate birth support
We work with parents in the development of a written birth plan, which includes a newborn care plan, so that they can understand the decisions they may make regarding labour, birth and the care of their baby.
We share information on funeral planning and memory-making.
For parents after birth, we offer on-going contacts for one year and referrals for support as needed.