A friend of mine posted this article to her Facebook page. It struck me immediately due to my recent experience with stillbirth. The focus in the article is on the organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. The group takes photographs for free of parents and their children. The photos provide a wonderful remembrance of the child.
We were fortunate that there are some volunteer photographers from this group in our area and our hospital called one of them to come in when we lost our son. I haven't received the pictures yet, but I am looking forward to seeing my baby again once I do.
I hope no one I know ever has to go through this. It is one of the worst feelings in the world to be anticipating the birth of your child only to lose him too early. But I encourage everyone to read the article and hear the stories of other women who have lost a child. One day I'll be able to write more about my own story, just not ready quite yet.
Here's the link: http://www.newsweek.com/id/182572/page/1