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Infant Loss and Miscarriage Stories

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“Hi, my name is Paige Altmann. In the summer of 2018 my husband and I found out at my anatomy scan that our son had not developed all of his organs and would not survive after he was born. We were given options to terminate, induce or carry on with the pregnancy. We decided to spend as much time as we could with him. At 32+3 weeks on November 6, 2018, our son decided to come into this world. He lived for a beautiful hour and a half and was the best gift I could ever ask for. He made me a mother, a survivor, and has given me a duty to help others through infant loss. I created this instagram for him, to encourage other parents to speak proudly of their babies that are no longer here. My door is always open to talk to anyone on their best and worst days through their loss.” @angel_._mom 


“In September of 2018 my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child. We were so excited to meet our little girl, Piper, the following May. After a routine anatomy scan at 20 weeks, we left our appointment thinking everything was good and we were halfway there! The next day the doctor called us and explained that our daughter had a very serious heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and if she were to survive the pregnancy she would need open heart surgery as soon as she’s born. We took that news with a grain of salt and chose to fight for our daughter. At 30 weeks we learned that Piper had a fluke chromosome abnormality called Turner Syndrome. As Piper’s prognosis got worse and worse we were eventually told by many doctors there was nothing more they could do for us or our little girl. My placenta was failing and Piper had stopped growing. We chose to enjoy the time we had left with her and on April 30, 2019 at almost 36 weeks pregnant, Piper was born sleeping as we had to say ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’ in the very same day. I wear pink to represent the 1in4 women who have lost a child and I wear my necklace with pride right next to my sweet angel’s name.” @hayleelenerville

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