A very special group of volunteer photographers help provide a priceless gift to grieving NICU parents, that of documenting their baby's brief life through something called Bereavement Photography.
In this video clip bereaved parents share their experiences with infant loss and with benefiting from the donated services of the NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep) remembrance photographers.
About Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation
The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) administers a network of almost 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and twenty-five countries. At a family's request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session.
The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby.
Dyer K. 2008. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (Bereavement Photography) on NBC's Today Show. NICU Parent Support Blog.
Dyer K. 2007-8. Bereavement Photography. Squidoo.com