Caring Cradle

A powerful and moving story that explains why cooling is so important for bereaved parents.

We at Stories of Babies Born Still endeavors to have a place a cooling unit into every US hospital to allow families more quality time with their child.

Infant death is a harsh reality we cannot prevent and we cannot always foresee. When parents are forced to say good-bye so shortly after hello, every minute matters. Would you help us give the gift of time to grieving parents and help create moments for memories nationwide?

Research has proven having a cooling unit available to parents while they are in the hospital encourages families to spend time with their baby. This time allows families to slow things down a bit and create precious hours for bonding, pictures, plaster molds to be taken and other family members to come and meet the baby before the natural changes that occur in death become more apparent. In addition the baby can now stay in the room with the family the entire hospital stay if the family so desires. While we know this might not be for everyone it does allow families a choice.

Every moment spent is a precious gift and as a grieving parent you never know what your heart may need to continue its healing journey weeks, months or even years down the road. Across the board almost all the parents we spoke with wish they would have spent more time with their baby.

Choices become so important very, very important when it seems as if all are taken away and suddenly families go from planning a future to a funeral in the blink of an eye. Every moment spent is a precious gift and as a grieving parent you never know what your heart may need to continue its healing journey weeks, months or even years down the road. Across the board almost all the parents we spoke with wish they would have spent more time with their baby. All the parents who were offered the use of a device are  are very grateful it was available to them. They credit its use as being a solid, healthy way to begin their mourning and grieving journey.