Becki Wilson’s son Carter-James passed away at Wythenshawe Hospital on February 28, 2016 but she was able to spend three days with him
Becki Wilson, a 27-year-old mother from Stockport, lost her child 16 hours after birth. But she was not ready to let go. She spent three days with the diseased child in cuddle cot.
And now, based on her experience, she is out to help women who have lost their babies but still want to stay with them a little longer.
A ‘cuddle cot’ is a blanket that is put inside the cot to keep the baby at an appropriate temperature. Becki wants to give other bereaved mothers the same experience
Wilson’s son, Carter James, died at Wythenshawe Hospital. She stayed with him for three days. She, however, had to use cuddle cot, a special blanket that is used to keep the baby at an appropriate temperature.
“Thanks to cuddle cot, I was able to spend three days with my son. I got to dress him, wash him and stare at him for hours like any other mother would. It is an experience that I will never forget,” says Wilson.
She adds that being able to do that made a dramatic difference. In her own admission, she felt like she was able to be a mum.
Wilson had reportedly been informed by doctors that she was likely to lose her baby. The medics suggested that she terminates the pregnancy at 25 weeks, but she refused.
She says she could feel the baby kicking in her womb, and therefore wanted to give him the best chance possible. Unfortunately, James died shortly after he was born.
As a consolation to the heartbroken mum, the diseased baby was wrapped with cuddle cot so that he could last longer and as per the mother’s wishes.
The mother later discovered that the cuddle cots were in short supply at the hospital, and she was very lucky to find one.
“It broke my heart, so I decided to launch a fundraising appeal to help the hospital buy more cots so that grieving mothers would not go without them,” says Wilson.
She is hoping to support mothers who lose their babies after birth by giving them same comforting experience she had when she lost her own baby.