“Had she have been met with the oxygen, even in those first eight minutes when they were saying she was ok, I think she would have had a much better chance.”
A South Australian family is left stunned to learn how their deceased baby left in a bucket and mixed-up in the morgue at Port Pirie Hospital.
FIFO worker Adam was so excited to become a dad but when his and his wife lost their twins at 21 weeks gestation, the pain was too much. Adam was his wife’s rock as they grieved their babies’, all the while suffering immensely on the inside and often alone.
MKR stars Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton lost their daughter, Poppy in February. Now the pair are overcoming another heartbreaking loss.
Whitney and Justin have lived through the heartbreak of several miscarriages but their friend and photographer found a way to beautifully capture their family, angel babies and all.
“I prepared your room, rolling in the ultrasound machine that would show us a still heart. You cried, and you didn’t see me but I cried too. I stepped out of the room, and hung a picture of a fallen leaf on your door. It was our way of communicating what was happening, and letting our staff know what kind of delivery room they were walking into.”
If you are looking for proof that miracles do happen every day, here it is.
Trigger warning. “Everything about what happened that day was so wrong, awful, and scary and painful, but when it came time to push him out, it was like time slowed down and it was the most beautiful moment of my life. It was sacred. I felt so much connection to my son even though his life was already gone.
For over 16 years Louise and her husband tried for a baby only for their baby dreams to be shattered around the 14-week gestation mark.
A member of the Mum Central community shares her journey of unexpectedly giving birth at 23 weeks pregnant and the heartbreak of having to say goodbye to her son, Sebastian
American mum Jenica has gone through adoption and fertility treatment to complete her family but during the way she’s also lost two sets of twin girls. This is her story.
“I know what you’re thinking… how is that even possible? But it’s true. I have no idea what it actually feels like to be pregnant. I don’t know what it feels like to be so nauseous to the point of needing to throw up. I’ve never gotten to see my baby’s sweet smiling face on an ultrasound. I’ve never gotten to hear their beautiful heartbeat. I don’t know what any of that feels like.”
“She looked so beautiful and peaceful, like a tiny little sleeping baby. I knew what my baby looked like and now I could remember it forever. Finally, I was at peace and ready to say goodbye.”
What a lovely way to honour pregnancy loss and celebrate the birth of a baby. Such a beautiful and powerful picture!
“As for Jolene, she had been inside the abdominal cavity without oxygen for 47 minutes. When they got to her, she was purple from head to toe.”
“5. It’s nearly impossible to stop thinking about the due date that never will be.”
Through the process of a saline bath, mothers may be able to stop time for a few extra hours or even days, allowing them the time to say goodbye to their babies that, for whatever reason, grew their angel wings sooner than expected.
“Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box… I do not wish this on anyone.”
Bluey is by far one of the best children’s programs out there but after reading this theory, we reckon you’ll love it even more.
Warning: Distressing content. Our hearts break for this family who was put through absolute hell. What a difficult decision to make and then to have this happen!
A child loss photographer has taken us behind the lens of stillbirth photography as she shares her heartbreaking story and stunning images.