UPH Madison was eager to help us develop the HUGS program from the moment we brought it to the table. Families at UPH opt-in to receive HUGS support.
Unity Point Health Meriter
202 S Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
We have one bedside volunteer onboard to support families at Unity Point Health Meriter in Madison in addition to two coordinators, Emily and Claire.
In August of 2000 I was 39 ½ weeks pregnant with our first child. Jacob was unexpectedly born with massive organ failure due to part of the placenta dying right around the cord. With the help of a respirator, they were able to revive him. We had to make the decision to remove life support. He lived just under 24 hours. In 2002 we had an early miscarriage and have gone on to have two sons. We attended a support group and later became facilitators. I want you to know that you are not alone; this has happened to others. I hope to help by answering questions, giving you ideas to remember your precious child, and being there to just listen. I would like to help by.