We encourage parents to make some positive memories in the short time available to them as in the days and years to come these may offer some comfort. The harshness of the present time will fade a little as time passes and it can provide some comfort in future years if you have created beautiful memories of your precious little one.
Many parents find that having some tangible and meaningful memories is an important part of the grieving process.
Philip’s Footprints is a charity that offers memory boxes to help parents make the most of the short time they have with their baby. It was set up by Jo & Paul Nash in Jersey following the unexpected full term stillbirth of their second son Philip. These beautiful boxes contain many things that will help you create special memories.
Memory boxes are provided to Loveridge Ward but they are also available through the Ivy Trust or direct from the Phillips Footsteps website.
Photographic memories have proved to be an important aid in the healing process for parents. time to be able to look back and see photographs of your baby can be quite comforting.
There are local professional photographers who will spend some time with you soon after your delivery to take photographs. There is usually no charge for this photography which is arranged by the midwives.
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NILMDTS is an organisation originating in the USA which provides links to photographers in local areas. There is information and thoughts from parents about photography on their website which can be helpful if you are unsure if this will be right for you.
There are two local photographers who have attained accreditation and are members of NILMIDTS. Your midwife will be able to contact them for you.
If you would like The Trust to contact a photographer on your behalf please let us know and we will speak with them to see if they are available.