Message for new moms...the sitting bassinet is a must have. These little jewels are designed to be used while sitting as opposed to standing. Mercy Health Foundation-Lourdes received a grant from Kosair Charities for 28K to purchase new bassinets for Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital's Family Birthing Center.
After giving birth or even coming home from the hospital, new mothers know how exhausting it can be. Even if you're a mother with grown children, you remember the sleepless nights, the constant, middle-of-the-night baby checks, and the bottle feedings.
The new bassinets that are being purchased by the hospital will not only help with the number of times having to walk to the crib or standing bassinet but it's also designed to facilitate mother-baby bonding through increased physical contact, including skin-to-skin care. If you're not having to get up, put on the robe and slippers, you're freer to sit up in the bed and nestle baby. If you're a breast feeding mom, even more reason to appreciate the a sitting bassinet.
The hospital has performed nearly 700 deliveries last year which is a 41% increase since 2017, according to the hospital. "The generous grant from Kosair Charities will allow us to provide 15 new bassinets for our mothers and babies. We couldn't be more thankful to Kosair and their dedication to children," said Mercy Health Foundation-Lourdes president Jessica Toren.
Kosair Charities' grants committee awards funds to promote the health and wellness of children through support, research, education, child advocacy, and social services. The charity is a partner to non-profits in Kentucky and southern Indian that align with their vision...to improve children's lives.