Tara

Mom to Anthony Brian Martinez

Born Still June 27th, 2010 at 32 Weeks Gestation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On Friday, June 25 I noticed Anthony wasn’t moving like he usually did, but we were in the middle of a heat wave and I was in my 3rd trimester & had been told it was normal for babies to move less in late pregnancy. [Read more…]

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Kerry
Mom to Evan Tyler
September 12th, 2010
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

I was almost 36 weeks pregnant and had started my maternity leave a bit early to get the house ready for baby #2.  I had noticed a bit of lightening and a decrease in movement for a couple of days, but that’s normal in the final months of pregnancy because the baby has less space to move, and I still felt the baby rolling and turning and at times it felt like he was stretching out in there so I just brushed it off as being normal. The Friday before he was born I went to Toys R Us to buy him an infant rocker and I remember while I was sitting on the floor at home putting it together that it seemed a bit easier to move around, I just figured it was the lightening you hear about as the baby begins to drop…
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Eufemia
Mom to Nathaniel Joel Rodriguez
January 14th, 2009

God bless. My name is Eufemia Barreto.  When I found out I was pregnant with my 5th child I was excited– i already had 1 son and 3 girls, when I found out I was having another son I thought my oldest son is going to be happy. But I also found out that I had infection in both kidneys but I didn’t let that stop me I took care of myself as best as i could.

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Cyndi
Mom to Gabriel Benjamin
Stillborn at 18 weeks on August 12th, 2010
Orem, Utah
My husband, Ben, and I have always wanted a lot of kids and have been so thankful for the chance to be parents, especially after struggling with infertility before we had any. We knew for sure that we always wanted to have at least four, but were always open to more. After being blessed with our first four, two boys and two girls, we really felt like we were meant to have another. We prayed about it and knew it was right and on May 3, 2010 when our pregnancy test was positive after trying to conceive for only a month, we were so excited. We felt so blessed for the chance to be parents again to another precious child.


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Nicole
Mom to Hunter Joe
January 31st, 2011
Laurel, Maryland
I can honestly say that the day that I lost Hunter was THE worst day I have ever had in my entire life!  No exaggerations.  I was mostly numb that day, due to pain meds and preparing for it for almost a week.  


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Babs
Mom to Jack Marshall Haller
June 5th, 2007
Austin, Texas
The experience of carrying twins for six months had been extremely exciting for me.  Jack and Kate already weighed about one pound each and were starting to share their personalities in ultrasound videos. Kate was the athletic one and Jack liked to pose for perfect profile photos. They already had fingernails, hair and eyebrows. They could grip their hands, kick their feet, suck their thumbs and hear our voices. Just before flying to China for a brief work trip, my husband bought a belly band so he could place headphones on my tummy to share music with them.


While he was away, I had a routine doctor appointment. The visit started with finding their heartbeats like all the times before.  First Kate’s……….then Jack’s……..wait no, that’s mine……..Kate’s again……mine…….then nothing. The doctor took an ultrasound and the moment Jack appeared, it was clear that something was wrong. Kate nudged him a little and his tiny limp body moved, but he was no longer with us.

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Denise
Mom to Addison Marie
Born still on March 20, 2008
Heflin, Alabama

My name is Denise.  I am the face of a stillbirth. I am the mother of an angel named Addison Marie. Addison was born “still” on March 20, 2008 due to a umbilical cord accident in my 9th month of pregnancy. You are loved and missed everyday.

Denise can be contacted at: denisesly@centurylink.net

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Stephanie
Mom to Everett Eric
Stillborn on August 11, 2010
Indianapolis, IN 

 

It was just over a year ago, December 30, 2009 to be exact that we found out we were expecting our second child. After many months of unsuccessful fertility treatments, I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome, my husband and I were ecstatic to say the least. My dad had just been diagnosed with colon cancer (about two days before Christmas) and the anticipation of a new baby was hope to hold on to for the upcoming New Year. (My dad has since beaten the cancer and has been given a clean bill of health). We were cautiously optimistic until I got out of my first trimester. That day soon came and went and at 18 weeks, quite to our surprise, we learned we were having a baby boy. All pre-natal tests showed no issues and a healthy baby. That’s all we could ever ask for. We decided on his name, Everett Eric. Everett is a name we both really liked and it means strong as a boar and Eric is after my dad. Over the next several months we got to know and love Everett. Our daughter grew with excitement at the thought of a new baby brother to play with and liked feeling my growing belly, as he would move inside the womb. She couldn’t wait to be a big sister.

At times Everett would be active and other times he was very quiet inside there. I imagined him all curled up and cozy. He wasn’t quite the “spaz” that our first was in the womb and I thought maybe this would be our “laid back” child and Everett would take after my husbands personality!

The issues really started around 31 weeks when I started my non-stress tests. I felt something wasn’t right and came in a little early to start them because of decreased movement. My very first test came back unsatisfactory so I was sent to triage for longer heart monitoring. A baby’s heartbeat in the womb is supposed to be variable up to 15 beats above the baby’s baseline heart rate. Everett’s did not do this and would decelerate as well at times, even when he was active. I was sent home from the hospital after several hours of monitoring and a biophysical profile (an ultrasound type of test to show how baby is tolerating pregnancy). I ended up being in and out of the hospital a total of 8 more times those next few weeks with Everett having the same heart rate issues and sometimes, longer heart rate decelerations. A nurse at the high-risk office told us we had the most looked at baby in Indianapolis. This didn’t give any more comfort though. I also spent a three-day stint on the high-risk unit for around-the-clock monitoring and given steroid injections over two days to help develop Everett’s lungs in preparation for an early delivery. But I was always sent home.

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Kelly
Mom to Elise Renee Tagliaferri
April 6th, 2009
Whiteford, Maryland
My name is Kelly.

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Kerstin
Mom to Jenna Marshal
April 3rd, 2004 – April 9th, 2004
Minneapolis, Minnesota
I was 38 weeks pregnant with our angel Jenna when I woke up feeling like something was wrong. I waited to get out of bed for a while to see if she would start moving but she never did. 

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Amber
Mom to Eli David Roseberry
Stillborn on June 17th, 2010
Olive Hill, Kentucky
The whole day on Wednesday, June 16th, Eli made little movement. I wasn’t too concerned because I was 36 weeks pregnant with my second baby and this was the first time I had made it this far, I thought this was “normal” for this gestation. At 10:45 that night I felt him push his little butt up against the right side of my ribs. I assumed everything was alright even though I couldn’t hear his heartbeat with the doppler (it picked up too much static). At that point I decided to take a shower and go to bed. At 11pm while going to the bathroom, I felt a pop and assumed my water had broken. When I looked down I was gushing blood and I knew something was wrong.
 
I got dressed and we headed straight to the hospital. I called labor and delievery with en route to let them know what had happened so they would be prepared once we got there. Once at the hospital I had several nurses in my room getting me hooked up and set up with IVs and blood work. One nurse tried to find his heartbeat with the monitor while another prepped me for a c-section. I knew something was wrong when after five minutes she couldn’t find it. They then tried the dopplar and an ultrasound, the whole time not saying anything, except to call Dr. Dotson. The ultrasound technician from downstairs came up and did another ultrasound and then Dr. Dotson arrived, sat on my bedside and watch the ultrasound. He put his hand on my leg, looked at me and said “I’m so sorry, we’ve lost his heartbeat.” My whole world crashed around me. I had made it 36 weeks with a healthy baby, felt him move 15 minutes before the blood came, and now he was gone. That was at 12am on Thursday morning.

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Ebony
Mom to my Precious Stillborn Son – Aubren
June 2010
Salisbury, North Carolina
My pregnancy was unexpected BUT exciting and highly anticipated. I had no real complications other than the fact that I had high blood pressure going into the pregnancy. The first 4 months I did not need medication for my HBP at all but then at my 4month visit my dr. wanted to see me back because my bp was elevated. At this point she put my on a low dose bp med for pregnant women experiencing hbp. 

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Sandra
Mom to Zachary
Born Sleeping July 8th, 2009 at 36 weeks 5 days
Montreal, Canada
When our daughter was about to turn 5 we decided that it was time for us to have another baby. We were fortunate enough to get pregnant the first month of trying. Everything was going great, no morning sickness, no complications, a textbook pregnancy. At our 20 week scan we found out that we were expecting a little boy and we were THRILLED! 

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Susie
Mom to Baby Wells, January 24th, 2003
and Avery Gayle Wells, July 13th, 2005
Tomball, Texas
In 2002 we decided to have another baby. My youngest of 2 had been such a handful that we waited awhile to have another. Nov 02 I stopped taking my bc pills. We figured we’d give it some time to get them out of my system and then aim for getting pregnant in January. We wanted an October baby!
 
I ended up getting pregnant right away and the baby was due in August. Around 8 weeks I started spotting and at 10 weeks Jan 24, 2003, I miscarried. I cried for months. Actually I cried till I got pregnant again in June 03 and on March 15, 2004 I gave birth to a perfect little boy.. Max!

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Jeri
Mom to Ace
Born and Died July 18th, 2010
Colorado

After 4 years of marriage, my husband and I decided that we wanted to try having a little one.  We were both 37 at the time and figured our time was running out.  Surprise, surprise – I actually got pregnant right out of the gates and we found out on January 10, 2010 that we would be having a baby!  We saw the baby for the first time on February 12th at the first ultrasound and the doctor gave us an estimated due date of September 23rd.  We were both still a little stunned – but cautiously excited.  We decided that we didn’t want to tell anyone about the pregnancy until we were into the 2nd trimester just in case something happened.
 

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Kristina
Mom to Adriana
Born still at 37 weeks 2 days on April 9th, 2009
 My name is Kristina, I am a mother of 4 children, 1 of them who is in heaven, Adriana, who was Born still at 37 weeks and 2 days on April 9th, 2009. I would first like to share with everyone a Beautiful Video that my Brother made for us of our Beautiful Angel  You can watch it here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWnoCH6QGqw 

My Pregnancy with Adriana was like my first two pregnancies, normal pregnancies, other than I was a sicker longer with her, but other than that it was perfect. Every visit, and my ultrasound was all perfect, she was perfect… her 2 older sisters were SOO exited for her to be in our Family! 

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Caroline
Mom to Cale Harrison
June 28th, 2010

Columbus, GA

It’s hard to write this story. All the entries on this site are sad, but it’s important for others to know they are not alone. And while Cale’s story is a story of loss, it’s also a story of love. While the ending is tragic I want people to know Cale’s story and know him as best they can. He was and always will be our first born son. His life, as short as it was, deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.

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Jen
Mom to Harper Elizabeth
Born Still on August 10, 2010
Lena, Illinois
I was always the little girl whose response to the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” was a mommy.

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Andrea
Mom to Grace Olivia 
Born still on March 19, 2005
Gilbert, Arizona

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