Create Memories

Losing a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death is traumatic and the journey of healing begins. A big part of the healing process is acknowledging the loss and creating lasting memories of your baby. At St.Vincent Women's Hospital, we offer special mementos to help you honor and memorialize your baby. Our offerings include:

  • Ultrasound films
  • Digital photographs and professional photography by Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Photography
  • Sound taping
    • Tape of baby's heartbeat prior to birth
    • Tape of baby crying if born alive
  • Memory box or large quilted envelope
  • Handprint and footprint tiles
  • Clothing (i.e. blanket, outfit, booties, cap)

Other keepsake items include:

  • Lock of hair
  • Diaper
  • ID bracelet
  • Measuring tape
  • Baby ring
  • Anything used to wash and prepare the baby for photographs

We also host and/or participate in several special events each year to help you honor and memorialize your baby.

For more information on how we can help you create lasting memories of your baby, please call the Center for Perinatal Loss at (317) 415-7494.