Dear Little Lotus Community,
Thanks to your contribution to our 1:1 model of giving, you helped us save the life of a baby in India. One of our nonprofit partners just gave us an update about Sarita, a mother in India who gave birth to her baby prematurely. Her baby was severely underweight and in need of temperature regulation. He was placed in an Embrace warmer, which helped stabilize his temperature, following which he was released from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within a week's time.
We love hearing stories like these - it's what keeps us going as we work around the clock here at Little Lotus to get the best products to you and your baby.
Here is the story of Sarita Devi:
Sarita Devi, a mother of two, from Daulatpur hamlet, Murgiabigha delivered her second baby at 35 weeks of gestation in Paraiya PHC . The baby was severely underweight at 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.). He was also hypothermic with a temperature of 35.7 ℃ (96.3 ℉). The baby was too weak to cry after birth and needed special medical attention.
As the baby was hypothermic, he needed to be placed in an incubator, but the radiant warmer in the facility was not working at the time. Fortunately, they had the Embrace warmer on hand. The PHC staff decided to place the baby in the Embrace warmer and by the time he was ready to be transferred to a hospital, his temperature had stabilized at 37 ℃ (98.6 ℉).
The baby was also kept in the Embrace warmer during the transfer so that his temperature could be maintained. After arriving at the Magadh Medical College and Hospital safely, the baby spent a week in the NICU after which, he was discharged at the weight of 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs).
The Paraiya PHC staff was very happy with the fact that they could save the baby's life by using the Embrace warmer, both in the facility and during transfer.
With every purchase of a Little Lotus product, a baby in need will be helped by the Embrace warmer. We're still offering free shipping on all pre-orders (to be shipped mid-September) so come visit us at www.littlelotusbaby.com and check out our new prints!
CEO and Co-founder
Little Lotus Baby