In mid-March the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story titled “Dealing with a Newborn’s Death” (http://www.philly.com/philly/health/womenshealth/Hospitals-and-bereaved-parents-join-forces-to-help-families-facing-the-loss-of-a-baby.html) Some may wonder why I was eager to read this. Over the past 19 years I have read tons of articles, books and interviews about infant loss. I read everything I can get my hands on so I can help other moms and dads, who have lost a baby, and so I can bring awareness about what this type of loss experience is like. Also, I can help those who have someone in their life who has suffered such a loss. I offer tips on how they can best understand and support them through their grieving journey. That has always been my mission. When I first began to read books and articles on this subject, I felt strong physical pain and sadness, but I always forced myself to finish. Over the last 10 years I have been able to read them (usually) without any emotions.
- A crib-cooling device used to preserve a body while parents say goodbye.