Be still and know...

We are working to raise enough funds for the purchase of a cuddle cot here in Oskaloosa for Mahaska health partnership's OB.

We hope to make a difference in the lives of people in the area in their darkest times.

The Nicholson Family Story:
February 11, 2014 will probably be regular day on everyone elses calendar. But in our family it is the Birthday or our son, Jaren Mitchell Nicholson. 

We had found out just the day before that his little heart had stopped beating at 18 weeks pregnancy. 

We delivered our beautiful boy with the help and care of an amazing staff. They cared so much for our well being. 

There is so much that I have learned and look back on from that day.... Things I wish I had known. Things I wish would have been made known to us. Things I wish would have been availble for us.

One of those is the Cuddle Cot. 

The Cuddle Cot:

Flexmort’s CuddleCot has been internationally recognised across the world as significantly helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and bereaved parents should be given the option of spending Time with their baby. This is usually in the hospital maternity/labor ward or hospice but increasingly babies are also being allowed home. Providing families Time through the use of the CuddleCot is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners, still birth/neonatal charities, and academics. Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby, taking photographs or simply just staying close and this helps families in dealing with their loss. Please see testimonials and videos at the bottom of this page as well as articles such as “Data on the effect of holding and spending time with babies after perinatal death largely identifies positive psychological outcomes for the parents” Click here for article. The problem is that in a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly, therefore cooling the baby is absolutely essential. Transferring to and from the morgue is now widely regarded as an outdated practice as it is traumatic for parents to repeatedly go through the separation process whereas the CuddleCot allows the family to spend every moment with their baby, precious moments where every minute counts.

The CuddleCot™ system cools baby allowing families to stay with their baby before being moved to the morgue and is in use in thousands of hospitals across the world. The CuddleCot is highlighted by US academics as allowing families to provide after-death care to their babies. For example, Deborah L. Davis PhD see Psychology Today. Furthermore, hospitals are becoming increasingly criticised for not using CuddleCots, click here for New Zealand media

The CuddleCot™ cooling pad is placed in any Moses basket, crib, bed or other receptacle. It is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCot™ cooling unit. The CuddleCot™ system comes in its own carry case with two sizes of cooling pad for premature and full term babies. The CuddleCot™ cools to an ideal temperature for preserving baby without being too cold for the parents.

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Kendra Nicholson 
Oskaloosa, IA
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