Dayton Children’s Hospital

Family Support Services

We do all we can to provide assistance for families throughout their journey.

At the Fetal to Newborn Care Center, we know you may need support in addition to your medical care. We do all we can to provide assistance for families throughout their journey with a high-risk pregnancy. We offer many programs to help you through this challenging time:

MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at Dayton Children’s

_DSC0092The MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center offers information and support for families. As a free-lending library, the center has a collection of books, reference materials, brochures, DVDs and internet-based resources available to you. The center staff will help you find information regarding fetal conditions, as well as parenting information and community resources.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a place for parents and families of the Fetal to Newborn Care Center both Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital to take a break from the hospital while remaining available for their child at a moment’s notice. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is available as a home away from home when a child is facing hospitalization.

Perinatal Palliative Care

This service is offered to families who face the possible loss of their pregnancy. We’ll help you review and understand your medical decisions, explore the pathways that lie ahead, and will offer counseling and/or pastoral care to ensure you have a safe environment to share your feelings during this difficult time.

Perinatal Loss Support Group

Families who have experienced their baby’s death at any time during pregnancy (including miscarriage or stillbirth) or after birth may join this drop-in group. Extended family and friends are also welcome. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Contact: Mary Ann Swank at 937-641-3463.

If you have any questions or need more information, call our nurse navigator at 1-844-542-4602.