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It's Time To Move On: Stillbirth

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It’s been weeks and she still talks about him, she still speaks his name. It’s time to move on… Delivering a stillborn baby leaves a lasting effect on a Mom, Dad and the entire Family. Their “normal” will never be again. They are changed. They can move forward but they can never go back to their old normal. She carried him for months. She saw his sweet face on the ultrasound and watched his fingers move and the sweet beating of his heart. She felt him kick her from within and was starting to learn his sleep patterns and a bit of his personality. But one morning she noticed something; he wasn’t dancing on her bladder like he normally does first thing in the morning. She set aside her concerns and assured herself that he had just shifted positions or adjusted his schedule. She went about her day tending to her home and family. Later in the afternoon she took a rest. It slowly dawns on her that she hasn’t felt him move all day…that she could recall. Maybe she was just busy and didn’t notice his usual karate kicks. All will be fine. But, she can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. Carrying a baby, whether for a couple of weeks or for several months is cherished time that Mom and Baby have together. They are knitting together their bond, their relationship. They are learning each other, trusting each other and growing to love each other. Even before...
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