Alexandra's House

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Welcome to Alexandra's House

Life is full of uncertainty with no guarantees. If the life expectancy of your unborn, newborn, or infant is limited, Alexandra’s House is here to help. Many services are provided directly through Alexandra’s House and others are coordinated through a variety of community resources. Residential care is available for those meeting specific criteria.

Alexandra’s House is a community based, all volunteer, peer-led perinatal hospice and infant care system for parents pregnant with babies with lethal or sub-lethal anomalies, for pregnancies that end unexpectedly at any point, from any cause, and for infants who die in the community, any cause. While its foundation is rooted in faith, its services offer a practical solution in meeting the time-intensive needs of families in these situations.

Alexandra’s House does not interfere with or substitute for any existing medical, social, or hospice agencies’ services. What it does is to help fill in the many gaps in care that do exist, as defined by those who have lived the experience of caring for a dying unborn or newborn baby. The ideal time to consult Alexandra’s House is at the time of diagnosis or loss: a) so parents are fully informed and b) to help alleviate some of the acute anxiety and very common feelings of isolation and abandonment. Alexandra’s House does not charge for its services nor does it accept contributions from people they serve.

Over 90% of our referrals come from the medical community – perinatologists, hospitals, doctor’s offices, sonographers, the community at large and through our website. We have followed families in America as far away as Alaska and have provided assistance in the UK, France, Germany, and New Zealand.

Services include: bringing meaning to suffering, assistance in grief resolution, parent-parent partnering, birth planning, funeral planning, long-term support, one to one and group meetings, pre-natal and post-natal housing, if required. If a baby survives and is dismissed from the hospital, the family and baby can stay here for the duration of their life. Professional nursing services are provided through a licensed hospice agency.

Gabriella Duffett

When we found out that Gabriella had Trisomy 18 we had a choice to make. We were told we could terminate the pregnancy. We both looked at each other and the same thought entered our mind. That is not our choice to make. We will continue and leave it in God’s hands. The first thing we did was gather as much information as we could about Trisomy 18. We, as well as many of you, had no clue what Trisomy 18 was.

Andrew Michael Hart

On May 30th, 2007, we were asked to share in the passion of Christ.

Mallory Grace Fordham

If you had asked me to write this last year, I am quite sure it would have been quite different.

After 1 daughter and years of fertility and health problems, My husband Byron and I were so happy to finally be pregnant in May of 2007. Everything was going fine, until the 20 week ultrasound in September. It is never a good sign when the tech is quiet and wont answer your questions. The doctor came in and said, “It doenst look right. I want you to see a specialist right away.”

Gracie Anne Eudaly

Our little girl Gracie Anne was diagnosed with cystic hygroma and fetal hydrops at 22 weeks (of pregnancy).At 24 weeks, on April 19, 2008, she was delivered stillborn. We later got conformation that she had Turner’s syndrome.

Gracie Jo Reynolds

We would like to share our story about our daughter, Gracie Reynolds.