Meet my baby who died when I was 13 weeks pregnant. The photos are beautiful. These are actual photos that were taken of my real baby the day after he was delivered. This is also my story about how I and my community responded to miscarriage. Photos taken by my friend Nikki. For more photos and my personal stories, visit my blog at www.alwaystheirmother.blogspot.com. This video and the photos are copyrighted. Please do not steal it for your own or alter it in any way.
NOTE: "13 weeks" means the baby was in the 13th week of pregnancy, which is the last week of the first trimester. This is 11 weeks after conception.
For those who have a hard time believing that this is a real baby at 13 weeks, please look at medical documentation, medical drawings, and other photos on the Internet that women have shared of their miscarried babies. Perhaps you can learn more about the development of a baby in the womb.
All the photos are beautiful. Human life is beautiful!
Approximately 75,000 babies at this stage are aborted every year in the United States. I am not stating this fact to judge anyone. I state this fact for education.
WHY I MADE THIS VIDEO:
1) To bring some education and truth to a subject that is filled with misinformation. Medical drawings and photographs accurately detail the development of a 13-week baby. But it is quite rare to actually see a baby this age face-to-face. I had these beautiful photographs and this unique opportunity to share my baby. I wanted to share him with anyone who was interested in seeing him.
2) To share my experience with other grieving parents. Many women have thanked me for sharing the photos because they had losses at similar stages, and they never had the opportunity to see their baby. The photos allowed them to see what their own baby might have looked like, and that gives them peace. Also, many women have told me that they regret not grieving their baby. They wanted to grieve their baby, but they did not feel that they had permission. Many women have shared heartbreaking stories of hospital staff refusing to allow them to see their baby against their pleas, throwing the baby in the medical trash. One thing that this video communicates is that it's OK for parents to grieve their baby.
3) This is a memorial video.