Mothers of Held Angels (MOHA) partners with all seven Houston Methodist Hospitals to provide standard of care for bereaved families after the loss of a baby

“Our dream is for our mission and standard of perinatal bereavement care to continue to grow far beyond the city of Houston,” states Hollyn Keith, Chief Financial Director of MOHA. Keith adds, “Perinatal bereavement care differs from hospital to hospital. Not every hospital has the resources available to maintain a bereavement team, or even a dedicated bereavement nurse.”

The tools that MOHA provides are undeniably important when a family goes through the unimaginable trauma of losing a baby. CuddleCots are cooling systems that allow babies who have passed to stay with the family while in the hospital by preserving their appearance. Without a CuddleCot, families do not have the opportunity to spend time with their babies and form important bonds with them while dealing with their loss.

The Angel Boxes that MOHA provides contain tools for bereaved mothers to create memories with her baby prior to discharge. The MOHA Angel Ambassador Program is a network of trained volunteers made up of fellow loss parents, who are available to hospitals, clinics, or birthing centers to provide direct support for mothers and families experiencing the loss of their baby.

“Every mom deserves the gift of time with their baby to bond and make memories, and to start the grieving process with all the tools and support she could possibly need,” states MOHA Vice President Anna Noto

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