For many Moms, infant bereavement photos provide solace.
Lately, we've been hearing a lot about a foundation called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a nonprofit organization that has provided thousands of families of babies who are stillborn or are at risk of dying as newborns with free professional portraits with their baby. Featured this week on the Today show, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep was co-founded by Cheryl Haggard, a mother who lost her son Maddux at six days old, and Sandy Puc', the photographer who took pictures of Maddux before he was removed from life support.
The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation now has nearly 3,200 affiliated photographers in 12 countries worldwide. According to their Web site, "the soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives."
If you knew you were going to deliver a stillborn baby, or that your infant was at risk of dying, would you want photos taken of your child? Comment below.