The Flagstaff Medical Center’s Women and Infants Center team have implemented a new technology to make a differences in the lives of grieving families of stillborn infants.
The center sought funding to purchase a unique technology called CuddleCot. The device is a cooling unit placed inside a basket, crib, or bed, and it helps regulate a stillborn baby’s temperature so parents can spend more time with the baby in a warm room.
This technology will give grieving families the chance to bond and create memories with their infant, as it allows for them to keep the baby by the bedside for longer.
CuddleCot’s have increased in popularity and been implemented in hospitals across the world, but as of 2014, only two were available in America.
Nonprofits and donors have worked to make them more accessible, but they are still realtively rare, so Flagstaff Medical Center will stand apart with this technology.