Baby-weight pillows help moms remember stillborn child
The Sacramento Bee - almost 6 years
Abi Crouch carried her son in utero for nine months, sailed through each doctor visit without a hitch and diligently noted every movement along the way before his birth. His "kick chart" was full by the time he moved inside of her one last time as she was sitting down to dinner.
A group of woman, from left, Kara Ortega of Davis, Nicky Cruz of Davis and Abi Crouch of Sacramento participate in a Davis workshop for the organization "A Heart to Hold." Cruz had two miscarriages and says that making the pillows "helps me help with my own grief and helps help others with theirs." The group makes pillows in the shapes of hearts that match the size and weight of babies who died, be they stillborn, miscarried or lost to an illness or premature birth.
A bin full of fabric hearts of different sizes are ready to be filled to the exact during a Davis workshop for the organization "A Heart to Hold." The pillows will be filled to the exact weight of babies who died, be they stillborn...
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