DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Maternity Center at Miami Valley Hospital is set to receive a Caring Cradle.
Caring Cradles are cooling devices designed to lower the temperature of stillborn babies, allowing grieving families to spend extra time with their baby.
It will let families have a chance to create memories with their child, to care for them, to dress them, and take photos, which is crucial to the grieving process for mothers, fathers, and their families.
The Caring Cradle was donated in memory of Lincoln Matthew Herman, a baby boy who was born stillborn on April 13, 2018.
Dr. David and Lauren Herman donated the Cradle after receiving “incredible” care at Miami Valley Hospital South and using the Caring Cradle on the South campus, which allowed them to spend three days with their son.
Approximately 24,000 babies are stillborn each year in the United States.
The Caring Cradle will be donated to Miami Valley Hospital during a ceremony at 11 am in the hospital’s Chapel.