A devastated mum whose daughter was stillborn has had casts made of her own hands – so she can hold her in her coffin forever.
Kim Stephens gave birth to tragic daughter Olivia-Rose two days after being told everything was ok during a private scan, the Plymouth Herald reports.
Kim, 36, was 32 weeks pregnant when Olivia-Rose was born, and yesterday the infant was laid to rest at a funeral in Plymouth.
The casts were made so the baby could be hugged forever.
Kim also asked the public to "blow a kiss" or wave to her baby girl as she goes past on her funeral procession.
She said: "I had casts made of my own hands so they can be wrapped around her, so I can cuddle her forever."
Kim added: "On March 1, our lives were shattered when our beautiful baby girl was born sleeping.
"We are so heartbroken."
Olivia-Rose was taken in a horse drawn carriage for her funeral wearing a gown made from parts of Kim’s friend’s wedding dress – which was made by a lady who makes "angel dresses" for babies born sleeping.
Bows and wristbands were also made for Kim and her partner Si Down’s three children, Jordan, 18, Ellianna, eight and Imogen-Grace, six.
Kim said that all of her children are "absolutely heartbroken" and before the funeral she added: "It would mean so much to us also if as she passes you could blow her a kiss or give her a wave, so when she’s looking down on us, she can see all the love people have for her."
Kim’s friends have set up a crowdfunder for baby Olivia-Rose which will be split between Ava’s Fund and Little Things and Co, who focus on bereavement care.
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