Raising money for baby Liam's funeral expenses
Organized by: Camisha Balfour
I was 23 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I was having a baby boy. Me and my boyfriend decided we would name him Liam. We went shopping after my visit with my OBGYN at 22 weeks because all tests came back good and my son was healthy and growing happy. About a week later, I realized I had not felt movement for a long time but giving it was my first pregnancy I was not sure what was normal or not. Later that day I called my OBGYN and explained that the baby had stopped moving and she told me to go the the ER right away. When I had gotten there I was mixed with all different emotions and feelings. Scared and confused. They tried to listen out for the heart beat through a Doppler but was unsuccessful and I knew right there and then something was wrong. By doing an ultrasound they had confirmed my sons heart stopped beating and that I needed to be induced but I could either wait for my body to do it on its own or get induced. I ended up getting induced that day. Was in labor for 36 hours. Through it all I couldn't believe all the pain i had to bare knowing at the end my son was not coming home with me. He was born 1 pound 6 oz and was perfect. Held him in my arms and begged God to take me too. I spent hours on top of hours holding him crying begging for this to be a dream. All my friends and family were there to help support on one of my worse days. The doctors could not see anything physically wrong with my son, umbilical cord or placenta so they reccomended a autopsy. I agreed. Still not hearing anything back, my doctor said sometimes these things happen with no explanation .. Because I was over 20 weeks pregnant the hospital states that a baby must be buried or cremated after an autopsy is performed. I'm hoping I could get help to raise money for my sons funeral expenses, even alittle as $2 is helpful. In the meantime I'll continue to mourn my son. Thank you all for the help and support "I was supposed to have a baby, but I had an angel instead"