Stacey has shared the story and photos of her twin pregnancy loss, one early and one at 14 weeks. They can be found under the 14 weeks heading on the Your Stories and Photographs pages. Thank you so much, Stacy, for your generosity in sharing Cedric John and Celeste Star.
Earlier this year Kimberly lost a baby, Quinn Zoe, at 13 weeks, 6 days. She shared Quinn’s story and photos here. Unfortunately Kimberly has just lost another baby, Caleb, at 10 weeks, 2 days. She has generously shared her heart once again, giving us photos and her story.
Caleb’s photos are important because they show how the gestational sac is many times encased in the uterine lining and/or placenta when it is delivered, hiding the sac. This leads many people to think they haven’t delivered the baby or that they “weren’t really pregnant.” Gentle examination can reveal the sac and baby.
My grateful thanks to Kimberly for sharing her precious children with us here.
Heavenly previously shared her twins, Cedar and Arrow, with us and sadly experienced another miscarriage. Zion departed this life at the age of 9 weeks and was born after medical induction. She was born outside the sac and her body was not intact. Heavenly and I decided that it was important to share these photographs even though they may be difficult to see because this is not a rare occurrence and it may help someone else who experiences the same thing. They are on the Photographs page under 9 weeks.
Kimberly has shared her baby Quinn Zoe with us, departed this life at 13 weeks and six days and born at 19 weeks and two days. Quinn’s photographs are on the Photographs page and Kimberly’s story appears on the Your Stories page under 13 weeks. In addition, Kimberly shared a photo of her placenta which is on The Actual Process page along with photographs of placentas at other gestational ages.
Many thanks to Heavenly and Kimberly for so generously sharing the photographs and stories of their beloved children. May the memory of Zion and Quinn Zoe be eternal!
Two babies have been added to the site: Baby C and Baby Pax. You can see them on the Photographs Page.
Baby C was only 4 weeks and not easy to pick out in his intact gestational sac, but it is extremely rare to see a sac this small (approximately 3 mm diameter). Thank you to his or her mother A. for sharing her baby.
Baby Pax was approximately 6.5 weeks, born at 11 weeks. He was indeed a boy and had Trisomy 22. He can be seen very clearly inside his sac. His story is also posted on the Your Stories page. Thank you to his mother, Trisha, for sharing her baby with us.
May God bless these mothers for their generosity in sharing their beloved children, and may He grant them comfort in their grief. Memory eternal!
Thank you to Roxanne for sharing photos of her baby, Eden, in the sac at 5 weeks. Edwin was born at approximately 9 weeks, 3 days gestation after multiple scans showing slight gestational sac growth but none otherwise. There is one detailed photo in which Eden is clearly visible in the sac (I added notations to help) even at such a young age and after so many weeks of waiting.
Heavenly was generous enough to share photographs of her twins Arrow (11 weeks) and Cedar (5 weeks) after they were born following expectant management for a missed miscarriage. Heavenly had felt she was pregnant with twins but only saw one baby at a 9 weeks ultrasound. When she miscarried she saw the tiny twin still in the gestational sac. You can see photographs of Cedar and Arrow on the Photographs page under the 5 and 11 weeks headings. Thank you, Heavenly, and may God comfort you in your grief.
Thank you to Myra for graciously allowing me to share photos of her baby, Peanut, who was born a few days ago. He died at 9 weeks, 5 days, and she courageously carried him for an additional 9 weeks. He was born after two attempts at medical induction (at home) and was beautiful and perfect despite the long wait. You can see his photos on the Photographs page under the 9 Weeks heading.
Many thanks to Molli, T., and Amber for sharing photographs of their babies. Molli’s baby, George, died at 8 weeks, 4 days, and his story is on the Your Stories page. T.’s baby is the earliest miscarriage included on the Photographs page at 4 weeks and 2 days. Amber’s baby, Rowan, died at 8 weeks, 5 days, and is the older of twins, his twin having died at 6 weeks.
May their memory be eternal!
These stories and photographs help more people than you can possibly know. I get emails all the time from people thanking me for providing the information and photographs on this site, and that help is largely due to the gracious submissions by parents like you. At the very least (and this isn’t a small thing) these photographs and stories give other grieving parents the consolation that they are not alone, that their babies did and do matter. Thank you so much for your assistance.
My thanks to Adalia for sharing photographs of her baby, Malachi “Flipper” (their affectionate nickname), who died at age 8 weeks and 3 days. His death was discovered during an ultrasound December 15th and he was later delivered at 12 weeks. May God comfort his parents, and may his memory be eternal!