Clement Family Donates to Help Others Who’ve Experienced Tragedy of Stillborn Birth


Beth and Chris Clement, whose son was born still last year, are donating Cuddle Cots to each of the four Main Line Health acute care hospitals.

Main-Line-Health-logo-squareBeth and Chris Clement, whose son Theodore Jude Clement was born still last year, will donate four Cuddle Cots to the Maternity Units of each Main Line Health acute care hospital in memory of their late child during a ceremony Saturday from 10-11 AM at Lankenau Medical Center.

In partnership with Stories of Babies Born Still (SOBBS), the Clements were able to raise funds for the Cuddle Cots, devices about the size of a humidifier disguised inside of a Moses basket that help to slow down the body’s natural decomposition process, giving families of stillborn babies the ability to spend more time with their baby.

The four hospitals that will benefit from the Clements’ benevolence are Wynnewood’s Lankenau Medical Center, the Bryn Mawr Hospital, Chester County’s Paoli Hospital, and Delaware County’s Riddle Hospital.

Main Line Health leadership, physicians, and nursing staff will be in attendance, as well as family and friends of the Clement family.

Beth and Chris Clement will present the Cuddle Cots, in addition to a memorial plaque in remembrance of their son, during the ceremony. The donation of the Cuddle Cots is being made through SOBBS, whose mission is to have a Cuddle Cot in every hospital in the United States, allowing families more quality time with their child.

About one in every 160 pregnancies in the U.S. ends in a stillbirth, and about 200 of the nearly 5,700 hospitals in the U.S. offer Cuddle Cots. This gift of time that the Cuddle Cots allow offers precious hours for bonding and for other family members to come and meet the baby.

Stay Connected, Stay Informed

Subscribe for great stories in your community!

"*" indicates required fields

MT Yes
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.