In a truly heartbreaking story, a set of twins tragically died during a ‘wild birth’ in Byron Bay in what medical experts say “could’ve been avoided.”
“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.”
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.
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
“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.”
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.”
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.
Our thoughts are with Chrissy and every other mum who has ever said, “My baby would have been born this week.”
Six mums lose their babies to stillbirth every single day. In Australia alone. Maggie is one of them. This is her story of saying goodbye to her son, Jamie, born still in the height of Australia’s first lockdown.