We would like to share very personal and touching stories written by bereaved mothers and fathers themselves, to honor and pay tribute to their babies that they have lost. We want to help others not feel alone in their grief and sadness, as well. These stories can be found on our Remembrance page under "Personal Stories about Our Babies". Here is just a part from one of those stories:
Nicole and Mark, from Ohio, share the story of their loved son, Noah Robert, whom they lost 18 weeks into their pregnancy in July 2013. Nicole went alone to her routine 18-week ultrasound appointment, and was deeply saddened to find out that their baby died. To this day, they were never given a reason why, by the medical community, as to how it could have happened.
This may be a difficult question to answer, but describe those hours, those minutes, that you found out that your loved son, Noah, had died.
Nicole: I think that it is safe to say we remember the big events that have happened in our lives. I remember every moment of my wedding, each delivery with my four beautiful children, the moment that I met my husband, and all others. However, the moment I learned about losing Noah, time seemed to have stopped. It was a normal day for me. I had just reached my 18 week point with Noah, and was going for my ultrasound. I had dropped my two oldest kids off at school and the two younger ones were at home with my mother-in-law. The moment I walked into my doctor's office, I was welcomed with warm smiles as always. I went back to my room, and waited for my doctor to come in. The moments I heard the words come out of my doctor's mouth, "I'm so sorry, there is no heartbeat," I didn't move.
To read more of Nicole's words as well as her husband, Mark's, please go to our Remembrance page. Their story can be found under "Personal Stories about Our Babies," and further, "Mark and Nicole - Noah's Story".