Mom shared photos with her heart, at the moment she gave birth to a stillborn boy after his heart stopped beating for 32 weeks.
Kristi Watson from Victoria, Australia, made a decision to publish photos on Facebook in the hope that "no mother, no family has ever had to go through the pain, heart, and loss" she suffered.
The 22-year-old said she found it difficult to experience pregnancy like a mother, after three serious abortions, but called it "the most beautiful experience".
She praised her body for being strong enough to carry the baby when she did not believe she could, but 26 weeks had a mistake in her pregnancy.
"I knew something was wrong," she explained. "From a terrible island in my hands and face, headaches that lasted for weeks at the end, blurred vision, my blood pressure up and down I knew that these were not (sic) only normal symptoms of pregnancy.
"But after a large number of medical visits, to the hospital and outside her, even trying to get in touch with another hospital to another opinion, I was told it was normal."
Kristi claims she was sent home several times over the next six weeks after she shared her concerns with her doctors.
Only when the sister was sitting at the end of her bed, 32 weeks and five days in pregnancy, she discovered that she had pre-eclamspia, a condition that causes high blood pressure and proteins in the urine.
The nurse told Kristi that her baby had no heart attack anymore.
Three days later, she was induced and endured a 12-hour work before she finally managed to retain her lifeless boy, whom she called Kaicen.
She bathed, trained him in baby clothes and lay in a cot circle surrounded by them.
She warned women to listen to their stomach, "struggling for answers," and made sure they were listening.
"I felt the last movements of my son on July 26 around 8.30 to fail to find the heart during the next morning at 6 o'clock," Kristi said.
"I had to go with the whole line of life, my world was moving and I was healthy in my stomach and then I was encouraged to deliver my sleeping baby.
"I lost my marvelous boy because of the system that let me go and did not listen when I knew something was wrong.
"I had to watch my family be so crossed out because of the loss of their nephew, granddaughter and cousin and me because nobody was really enough to help when I needed it.
"I want people to get to know my story, so they know when their stomach says something is wrong to fight for answers, to travel back and forth, until they know what's happening, to make sure they're listening.
"Because now I have to go home to a nursery a lot of everything I need to raise my boy.
"In an empty crib that my son never had to connect, to books I never had to read, I never dressed him with his favorite clothes because I did not hear him.
"Now I go home empty-handed with a broken heart, which will take a long time to cure."
She ended her heartburn by appealing to other women to listen to what their bodies are trying to tell them – and insist that the doctors check them until they get the answer.
"Please listen to your bodies, I know that some people do not have to go through the stress that I had to go through for weeks leading to the death of my son.
"We have to take care of ourselves and I can not even imagine that the other mother feels like having missed her child as I had to."
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects pregnant women in the second half of pregnancy or soon after the baby is delivered.
The signs should be taken in antenatal names, but in some cases they may develop into these symptoms, indicated by the NHS
- the legs of the legs, ankles, face and hand caused by fluid retention
- strong headache
- problems with vision
- pain just below the ribs
Although many cases of preeclampsia are mild, it can lead to serious complications for the mother and baby if not monitored and treated. What is the diagnosis earlier, the better it looks.
If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical advice immediately by calling your midwife, GP surgery or NHS 111.
If you have been affected by the issues raised in this story, Sands, stillbirths and neonatal humanitarian deaths may be able to help you.
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