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I am a student midwife, and today at the hospital I assisted a lady to deliver her sleeping baby girl.
We put together a memories box for her to take home from the hospital, with things like photos and hospital ID tags, but I was wondering what you found special, helpful, nice or what you wish you could have had to take home from the hospital that a midwife might be able to organise? My friend suggested a piece of hair if baby had enough. What do you think?
All suggestions are welcome!
I havent experienced the loss of a sleeping angel like too many others have but from those that have it would be very helpful to have a list that they can go to when they are ready of the many different places they can go to for support.
Im sure there will be someone else who will come along with some better ideas.
Many hugs to the lady and her born sleeping bubba girl.
we delivered our sleeping little man at 16 weeks gestation in January.
I do love the idea of the lock of hair!
We were also given a memory box, along with a teddy bear, a sweet little baby quilt and a lovingly knitted bootie and bonnet set..these we have placed with our own treasures in a lovely timber chest...I guess we created our own memory box!
and as MrsTwith3 suggested, a list of suggestions for support would be helpful. I spent a lot of time searching online...probably just reassurance that others felt just like we did! even just a list of phone numbers and websites???
Hi we lost our little boy at 36wks and 5 days and our most treasured items are a plaster cast of his little hands and feet plus a finger painting of his hands and feet,we organised these ourselves after leaving the hospital and had the funeral director do it for us as he was in his care.We also raced to the shops and bought a second outfit identicle to the one he was to be buried in then we had it framed.
Plus as weird as it may sound a "family photo" we had separate one's with him but missed getting one of the 3 of us:( together would have been nice to have.
Please give her and her husband a hug from me:hugs:
We got a memory box from the hospital. Included some gorgeous photo's of Jade just after she had born/cleaned , and some Feet and Hand prints, which are treasured by DP and I so much. I made sure I took lots and lots of Photo's of Jade, with the most tresured is he Family photo. It's the most treasured possession I own right now, with pride of place on the Jade shelf in our house.
Big big :hugs:to the mummy
i gave birth to our stillborn son at 26weeks and we were given a memory book with his hand and footprints it would of been awesome if the hospital provided a cast but we also had it done at the funeral home, we also didnt get a family picture :(:crying::crying: and we baught the same blanket and teddies we buried him in witch are on our bailey shelf at home :)
There are many organizations that do memory boxes and kits - I think every hospital should have them - precious keepsakes and also support literature and helplines etc. No one should have to leave the hospital feeling like they are alone!! I think that's The most important thing ! When I woke up from my general the midwives had already done up a book with his photos handprints poems measuring tape etc .. It was really nice as it did prepare me for seeing him as I wasn't sure how I'd handle it ...
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