Antenatal and Neonatal Support
Martin House embraces your physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to provide the highest quality support for you, your baby and your family.
At our hospice in Boston Spa, we offer one to one, family-led care, enabling you to care for your baby as you would like, with as much or as little support as you choose.
Our care team provides 24-hour medical cover from nurses and specialist palliative care doctors. We also work closely with local community midwives to enable mums to stay at the hospice and still receive the postnatal care they need.
We offer a home from home environment respecting your privacy as a family. Visitors are welcome at any time. We provide care for the whole family, including brothers and sisters.
We recognise the importance of making lasting memories and help your family to create special mementos of your time together.
We are involved in care planning, including end of life care planning, to ensure that anyone who is looking after your child has clear guidance for symptom management.
Martin House also offers care and support to families in their own homes or in hospital. This can include:
- Home visits
- Regular care (including symptom control on the ward or at home)
- End of life care
We respond to the spiritual needs of families of all faiths and those who have no particular faith. We have a chaplain on site and a multi-faith chapel for prayer, group work or quiet reflection.
We have specialist cooled bedrooms as well as a "cuddle-cot" with a cooled mattress. After your baby has died, your baby can stay at the hospice until their funeral. You can also stay at the hospice and receive as much or as little support from our team as you need.
We offer bereavement support to all families following the death of their child. Please see bereavement support for more information. Even if you decide that hospice care is not right for you, our bereavement team can still offer support in the form of our community bereavement service.