• Our Promise

    String of Pearls was created to provide a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth. The path between grief and hope is a difficult place to walk; our desire is to provide guidance, compassion and practical suggestions as plans to honor the life of pre-born babies are crafted. Each life has a story worth telling and we are here for support as stories are lovingly written.


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String of Pearls offers hope for the journey to families faced with a fatal diagnosis for their unborn baby. The following are some of the practical ways String of Pearls will walk alongside a family:

  • Provide coordinated care by an experienced labor and delivery nurse with personal experience in perinatal loss

  • Provide a liaison between the medical community by coordinating care with perinatologists, neonatologists, obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses, and chaplains

  • Offer suggestions in creating a birth plan that will express your wishes for your care as well as your baby

  • Provide keepsake kit to be used before and after baby is born

  • Provide information for funeral or memorial planning

  • Provide anticipatory grief support

  • Offer the support of another family who has walked this journey

  • Give referrals to community resources, where available

  • Offer follow-up support up to a year following delivery