Local Foundation Gives Mourning Families the Gift of Time

The Mahaska Health Partnership Birthing Center recently received a CuddleCot™ donated by the Be Still and Know Foundation in honor of all babies gone too soon.

According to MHP Birthing Center Director Heather Cook, the CuddleCot™ is an important addition to the department. “The CuddleCot™ is a cooling system that will increase the time that parents have during those final moments together,” Cook explained.

The CuddleCot™ offers comfort to parents who are mourning the loss of an infant by giving them more time with the child after he or she has passed. After a baby’s death, families can use the CuddleCot™ to hold, snuggle, and spend precious time with their child for hours and sometimes days longer than they typically would have been able to.

“It’s not very often that we deal with the loss of an infant, but when we do, we can find some comfort in knowing that this donation will help ease the pain of mourning parents,” Cook stressed. “We’re grateful for the support this donation will offer bereaved families.”

The Be Still and Know Foundation was started by Kendra Nicholson. She and her husband, Eric, lost their son, Jaren, in 2014 and later lost twin daughters through miscarriage. The mission of the foundation is to provide support to families dealing with any form of infant loss.

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