Your gift means Building Birthing + Bereavement Suites.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE JOY. A COMMUNITY WHO UNDERSTANDS. THE GIFT OF TIME.
Parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant often grieve and suffer alone. Upon delivery of their baby, they are whisked out of the hospital with little support. Infant mortality, despite its frequency, is largely a taboo topic. Through Birthing + Bereavement Suites, NFTS is providing a peaceful, private place for healing while gifting time with the deceased child.
Imagine delivering a baby - stillborn at 39 weeks - in a room surrounded by other healthy babies breaking out in their first cries.
Imagine your 20 week ultrasound and learning there is no heartbeat. Where would you want to deliver?
Imagine delivering your baby - knowing (s)he will only live a few hours - would you want to be somewhere quiet - somewhere private - to soak up those precious + fleeting moments before your child takes his/her last breath?
NFTS Birthing + Bereavement Suites are designed specifically for families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal and infant loss. These suites, modeled after a spa or luxury hotel room, offer both a family room, master bedroom/birthing room, and private bathroom with a whirlpool. Signature feature of NFTS Birthing + Bereavement Suites - a fireplace for added warmth and comfort. Suites are strategically placed away from other labor and delivery suites to eliminate the cries of healthy newborn babies for those whose babies are born silent.
Before building our first suite in 2019, Birthing + Bereavement Suites didn't exist in the United States - although they are common place in other parts of the world. We are working to change that. With 3 partnerships in Iowa and several nearing announcement across the United States, we are well on our way.
With the average cost to build a Birthing + Bereavement suite exceeding $300,000, we are asking for your help this #GivingTuesday.
Would you support families experiencing the unimaginable?