At Heaven’s Gain Ministries, we strongly recommend the Saline Bath Preservation Technique for your deceased baby. This requires a vessel.

The handling and burial of a miscarried or stillborn baby often brings with it some special challenges. The baby’s skeletal system is not fully developed, and so the baby may not retain his/her natural form after birth. The baby’s body is very fragile, and the skin may be sticky to the touch.

If still in the womb, the baby would be peacefully floating in his/her own amniotic fluid. Our vessels allow the baby to be suspended in the natural state of water as nature intended, as opposed to being completely exposed.

The use of the vessel filled with water gives the body of the baby a womb-like environment. We recommend a saline solution 0.9% saline or 0.9% contact solution, to “preserve” the baby by slowing down the deterioration process by a using this natural preservative. We also recommend that families place the baby in a cold not frozen place when not viewing the baby to slow the deterioration. These techniques can be used for a couple to a few days until burial.

Often times a miscarried baby does not look exactly as expected from the baby development pictures. When placed in a vessel with a combination of distilled and saline water, babies usually return to his/her naturally beautiful state for that stage in pregnancy.

This change in appearance allows other children and family members to view the baby while keeping the baby’s body safe. Also, the clear vessel provides a wonderful opportunity to take beautiful pictures.

Placing your baby in the womb-like environment of the vessel, and wrapping the bottle with a blanket allows family members to cuddle and rock the baby without worrying about skin breakdown.

If you are uncomfortable burying the baby in the vessel, it can simply be used temporarily to help preserve your baby thus improving his/her appearance in and out of the water.

We carefully selected vessels for our various caskets according to the baby’s age and size. This is why we ask the baby’s age/trimester.

Currently, we only have vessels that fit babies up to 28 weeks. Vessels/bottles are included with caskets up to 20 weeks. If you wish to use a vessel after 20 weeks, please specify that in your order.


Thank you for recommending the vessel. I must say, I was amazed at the difference it made in our sons appearance.

When he was floating in the solution, I could see his little fingers and toes. They moved a bit as the water flowed between them.

It was so  much easier to see the details when he was in the water.

He just looked at peace, as I imagine he did in my wife’s womb.  Anthony

The change was amazing. My baby looked so much better. He was beautiful. I am so glad I tried it. I highly recommend using the saline water in the bottle with the baby. His improved appearance was very important to my healing.

It was amazing to see my beautiful babies in a natural environment. It was as if I could look into my womb and freeze a momnet in time.

I could count fingers and toes as he floated in the water.

In the bottle with the saline solution, my baby’s body was supported by the buoyancy of the water, and his skin had a better color (more peach than tan/gray). I could take time to marvel at how beautifully and perfectly he was formed, even at such a young gestational age. Without the Saline Solution Technique, I wouldn’t have been able to get over how limp and fragile his body was.

This really helped me to see one of my twins so much better, I’m grateful I was able to use the saline.

In the bottle with the saline solution, my baby’s body was supported by the buoyancy of the water and appeared a healthier color (more peach skin tone than tan/gray).

Why saline solution 0.9%?

Salt is a natural preservative and it has been used for preserving for thousands of years.

The specific 0.9% (m/v) NaCl is recommended. Too much NaCl (hypertonic solution) will cause human cells to shrink, crenation. Too little NaCl (hypotonic solution) can cause cells to swell, hemolysis. That is why we recommend 0.9% m/v.