Couple Do Something Really Strange To Make Up For Their Unfortunate Loss
This might be disturbing for a few and an act of intense love to others. Nonetheless, it is definitely something that you have never heard of. Charlotte and Attila had a tough time conceiving a baby for a long time and finally Charlotte was pregnant on April 29, a day before she turned 21.
They were eager to welcome the new member to the family, but things were looking bad as the baby had a debilitating chromosome abnormality after her 20-week scan. The medical staff founded that she should deliver through a Caesarean as the blood flow to her placenta started to fail.
However, baby Evlyn was welcomed with much love. Unfortunately, she just weighed 5lbs and had an underdeveloped brain. She could not breathe as she had a narrow airways in her lungs and nose and a heart surgery was ruled out as it would be risky.
Finally, the baby passed away after four weeks and her parents were depressed. Unable to let her go the parents stayed in hospital for 12 days with the baby and took her home for another four days.
“So many people have never heard of parents being able to spend that time with their babies and other mums reached out to me saying they think it would have helped so I really want to raise awareness,” Charlotte said.
“I think having the time with her made such a difference. Being able to do so many of the things you imagine like taking her out in her pram, it really helped emotionally. I was really nervous about bringing her home because I didn’t know if it would feel right but it was so nice to have her there. And it wasn’t just for us but for Evlyn so she got to come home,” she added.
Dr. Clea Harmer, chief executive at stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands, encouraged parents with dead babies to contact them in order to help them.
“We were very sorry to hear about the death of baby Evlyn and send our condolences to her parents. A cold cot allowed Evlyn’s parents to spend extra time with their daughter after she had died, and some parents tell us that spending time with their babies at home or in hospital can help them with the grieving process. I would urge anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby to contact us,” she said.
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