Does the baby have to be full term or will they do it if the baby was like 24 to 26 wks?? How do I go about seeing about this in my town who does it? I know nothing about this and am looking into for a friend that delivering her stillborn baby in 2 weeks
Quoting Patricia Mendoza:
I'm going to apply to take picstures for this organization. It would truly break my heart to have to face such a hard thing, but I want to give parents a chance to capture the only memories they will have of their child.
I'll let you know if I get accepted!
i wish I would have known about this when I lost my daughter.
I am an area coordinator for this organization, and unfortunately, do these sessions on a regular basis. Just to answer a few questions from above : The organization's guidelines are that we do not photograph a baby less than 24 weeks gestation, UNLESS RECOMMENDED BY MEDICAL STAFF. There are many reasons behind this, and even though that is our policy, there are times when we do photograph a baby less than the 24 week mark. If you (or someone you know) knows ahead of time that you would be needing a photographer, it is important to contact the organization ASAP, as all photographers are volunteers and the sooner we know of a need, the higher the chances are of getting someone there for you. Many hospitals do not know of our existance, so spreading the owrd is key. To find a photographer, go to www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org and click on 'find a photographer'. It is best to contact an area coordinator for your area (their info is in red) - they have the abilities to contact all photographers at once, instead of you having to call down the list.
If anyone wants to talk privately about Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, or have anyquestions, I am more than willing to talk with you. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org It is such a tragedy that services like ours are needed, but a blessing to us that we can help in the healing process in this small way.
I also wanted to add: We can re-touch pictures taken of little angels that were not taken by our photographers. We have AMAZING volunteer re-touch artists that are able to do their magic on bruises, tearing, bleeding, blemishes, etc. I have seen what they can do with some pretty graphic images and the results are truly beautiful! I believe these are images that are healing, not the stark, un-touched images hospitals provide. This service is also free. If interested, please contact me at the above email.
now i lay me down to sleep is something i was so grateful for even though i didnt even realize it at the time we were in the hospitol..my daughter passed away shortly after she was born at almost 24 weeks..i know can look back and remember her with beautiful pictures..a family member made a really nice scrapbook with her pictures.They did an amazing job
nilmdts is a wonderful organization! a volunteer photog from them took our daughters pics after her death.......and the online support system truly saved me after her loss.
NILMDTS is an amazing organization. They give the gift of cherished photographic memories for your precious baby. I had the unfortunate opportunity to use the organization back in September 2010. My husband and I lost our baby girl at 27 weeks pregnant. I am so glad that the bereavement nurse encouraged us to have pictures taken of our baby. There are many days I find myself looking at those photos grieving and healing. Please if you can donate to the organization, I highly recommend it. Help them continue to give this amazing gift to grieving parents.
Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:" Hi ladies! I wanted to let everyone know about an awesome organization that I pray none of us ever need. ... [snip!] ... and we are proud to be able to offer our services at no cost.Your Donations are greatly needed and greatly appreciated."
My son was born on 01-28-2011 , Hunter was stillborn.. When the nurses asked me if i wanted pictures of him i first said no, but they did it anyway... i am so thankful that they did .. thats all i have lefyt of my little angel, i will cherish them forever... i try not to look at them everyday ... its hard ... to see him and know that i will never see him in this life again.. .. but i do look so that i can etch his little face in my heart and memory..
mommy loves and misses you hunter,.....until we meet again my angel.. i look forward to that joyous day.
Quoting Heather Lidisky:" My son was born on 01-28-2011 , Hunter was stillborn.. When the nurses asked me if i wanted pictures ... [snip!] ... heart and memory.. mommy loves and misses you hunter,.....until we meet again my angel.. i look forward to that joyous day."
I'm so sorry for your loss mama! it breaks my heart everytime another parent has to join this *club* of bereaved parents :(
Our angels share the same heaven date, my daughter died on Jan. 28th, 2007, its also my birthday :(
Thinking of you and your sweet Hunter!