August Tears. Remembering our Brandon Michael 08/03/05 #InfantLossAwareness
Lindsey Jenn Clair-Founder/Publisher Michigan Mama News
Earlier this month, I was asked if I would be willing to share my infant loss story with AHealthierMichigan.org for Pregnancy/InfantLoss Awareness Day which is today, October 15. I was definitely honored to as it’s something that is still dear to my heart especially for pregnancy after a loss. I know the heartache and stresses that go along with this. Feel free to read my full story starting here:
In March 2005, I received devastating news that would change our family’s lives forever.
My husband Ron, our little girl Kelly, then 2, and myself were headed to an advanced ultrasound. During a routine ultrasound at our local hospital, abnormal measurements of our unborn baby were found. This didn’t raise too many concerns yet – we just figured our sweet baby wasn’t being as cooperative as our first.
The waiting room was quiet and sterile. I began to feel a lump in my throat and a feeling that something just wasn’t right. When I was finally called back, they called not only me, but my husband as well. A woman pulled us into a little conference room, sat us down, and laid out some charts and forms across the table. What was this? Based on our recent ultrasound measurements, it was likely our baby had a few defects or problems according to percentages. My heart began to race. My husband and I looked at each other as if this were just all a dream. At that point, I don’t remember a word the woman was even saying to us. When she was finished, she sent us back to the waiting room and said that a nurse would be with me shortly.
Continue reading my story over at AHealthierMichigan.org.
Feel free to share your story with us in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear your story. God bless you!!