Cuddle TIME Program
Yasminah’s Gift Of Hope offers early ongoing support to those suffering the loss of a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Each day 6 babies across Australia are stillborn. A total of over 2000 babies each year. Sadly, most babies that have passed away, have to be taken to the mortuary within several hours of birth, cutting short the precious time that a bereaved family have together to create memories.
Yasminah’s Gift Of Hope new CuddleTIME Program will significantly aid Yasminah’s Gift Of Hope’s support role by allowing us to provide the treasured gift of ‘time’ to bereaving parents and their families immediately following the loss of their child. The CuddleTIME Cold Cots will complement Yasminah’s Gift Of Hopes, Gift Of Hope Journal support packs by extending their time together to create lasting memories that can be recorded in the journals and kept forever.
Creating memories of a child who has passed away during pregnancy or shortly after birth, including interactions such as cuddles, bathing and dressing, have been shown to be very beneficial for a parent’s journey through grief. Families will have the opportunity and choice to spend quality time together as a family, whilst creating memories to last a lifetime before saying their final goodbye.
Yasminah’s Gift Of Hope aims to
- Provide families with extended time to capture memories and say their heartbreaking goodbyes
- Foster greater support for parents by allowing increased involvement of extended family in the grieving process
- Enable families the choice to take their child home overnight utilising the portable Cold Cot
The introduction of CuddleTIME Cold Cots we hope will also reduce the incidence of depression and associated mental health issues following the traumatic loss of a child during pregnancy or after birth by allowing families the choice to extend time with their child before saying their final goodbye.
You can help support Yasminah’s Gift Of Hope to extend its Cuddle TIME program from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) in memory of Bodhi to Westmead Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in memory of Yasminah and beyond by making a donation towards more Cold Cots using the links below.