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Will it be possible to retrieve the body of our dead infant son for preservation?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most facilities will work with you to provide a way to pay respects to your infant.
The babies tissues begin to break down after death & delivery soon after a stillbirth will minimize distortion.Delays complicate the process.For postnatal death, the same process applies but distortion is less an issue.Please discuss your concerns with the nurses & facility staff ahead of time.

In brief: Depends

Most facilities will work with you to provide a way to pay respects to your infant.
The babies tissues begin to break down after death & delivery soon after a stillbirth will minimize distortion.Delays complicate the process.For postnatal death, the same process applies but distortion is less an issue.Please discuss your concerns with the nurses & facility staff ahead of time.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely

I'm assuming you're referring to a baby who passed away due to an illness or still birth, and that's always a terrible tragedy.
Of course your child's body will be released back to you for whatever burial or memorial plan you have arranged. Sometimes there can be a slight delay if there is a question to be cleared up in the death, and a medical examination is necessary.

In brief: Most likely

I'm assuming you're referring to a baby who passed away due to an illness or still birth, and that's always a terrible tragedy.
Of course your child's body will be released back to you for whatever burial or memorial plan you have arranged. Sometimes there can be a slight delay if there is a question to be cleared up in the death, and a medical examination is necessary.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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