Sunday, February 01, 2009

Newsweek article on Stillbirth

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:


  1. Wow, that is beautiful and incredible. I am so glad they were able to come in for you all. Great article, as well. I sent it on to some talented photographers I know.

  2. I've seen that organization on the Today show I think. I am so glad you had the opportunity to have Zachary's photograph taken. Great article. Great Organization. -Debi

  3. Tara: Thanks for sending this link on to others! We just got the pictures of Zachary in the mail yesterday. Wow, I cried so much looking at them! They were beautiful.

    Debi: Yes, I'm glad we had the opportunity to have Zachary's picture done as well. The pictures were so touching, all in black and white. It really is an amazing organization, until this experience I had never heard of them.

  4. Coincidentally, the week this article came out, I posted an interview of a young woman who experienced stillbirth on my blog, Aberration Nation. Here's the link: It's certainly a timely topic - and one that we should all be more open to discussing. Best!