Natasha Henner, MD
A Physician defines Perinatal Palliative Care; and how families get referred.
Neonatalogist and Perinatal Palliative Care MD Dr. Natasha Henner explains what perinatal palliative care is. It can start early in the fetal period or later in pregnancy. For some it is after the baby is born when it is really general pediatric palliative care. Families can be referred from the fetal program but families can also self-refer. There is a trend that more families are looking up options – trials – to intervene for the fetus diagnosed with a complex fatal condition.