In this episode, my friend Amanda shares her stillborn story with us about her beautiful daughter, Juniper Ann.
Amanda's Birth Story: On Thursday, August 9, 2018 my husband and I went to our last MFM appointment in the cities for a growth ultrasound, before my scheduled induction that was just 4 days away. We heard the words at this appointment no pregnant woman ever wants to hear "I'm sorry there is no heartbeat." Our precious baby had died, in my womb. Absolutely numb, we left the clinic, stopped home, and then headed to the hospital. You still have to give birth when your baby dies. After being induced, 5 hours of labor, and then over 2 hours of pushing, we got to meet our gorgeous daughter Juniper, but the only cries we heard were our own. She was silent but absolutely perfect. Our families came to meet her, I am so glad everyone got to hold her. We spent the night with Juniper at the hospital, the nurses keeping a close eye on my blood pressure as I had preeclampsia (which is what caused Junie's IUGR and ultimately led to her death.) She was stillborn but she is still loved!
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