Delivering a stillborn baby or losing an infant within the first 28 days (fetal loss) is devastating to parents. Many parents wish to have time to hold and say goodbye to their infant in the comfort of their hospital room. The Cuddle Cot, a cooled bassinet that helps preserve the baby’s body after passing, allows grieving parents to spend precious time with their infant and start the healing process. Recently, FirstLight received funds to purchase a Cuddle Cot through a grant program funded by the FirstLight’s Healthcare Volunteer group.
Pictured are Cuddle Cot advocates (l-r): Patty Gilles (secretary), Kerry Long (vice-president), Diane Giese (president), Jamie Hendrix (RN, BSN, CLC) and Donna Heinemann (treasurer).