Nathaniel Martin

I posted this on another page but then found this one. I just found this website and wanted to post my story. On June 12th (at 20 weeks) we had our Big Ultrasound and we were told that our baby had a Giant Omphalocele (hole in abdomen) and a possible heart defect. We went for a fetal echo cardiogram on June 21st to get the diagnosis of the heart issue and discovered that the baby's heart was no longer beating. I was induced on June 21st and delivered a beautiful baby boy on June 22nd. He weighed 13.4 ounces and was 10 inches long. My husband and I held him and spent some time with him and so did our parents. I'm getting used the the fact that our son, Nathaniel Martin, is an angel with God but I still can't believe he's gone. We just got the call that the rest of the amnio results are in and we'll go next week to get those results. I am hoping and praying that they will be able to reassure us that this will not likely happen again. I know that our son was spared from a lot of painful procedures and possibly a life of pain and for that I am grateful that he didn't have to suffer but it's still incredibly hard to deal with the loss of our child. We will never forget him.

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  • Mommy of a Omphalocele baby here! She is now on her way to a yr old in a month. Please keep in touch! i know your pain!
  • Welcome to Share.

    I am so sorry for the loss of Nathaniel, my thoughts are with you. I hope you are able to get some more answers soon, it must be very hard to wait.

  • I'm sorry to hear of your loss
    Dear Amy,

    I wanted to reach out to you and let you know you are not alone in your loss. I lost a baby at 19 w 4 days last October due to infection in the placenta. I just want to tell you how sorry I am that you all lost your son. I do know how painful this is and you are not alone. They kept telling me what a rare case mine was and that is not likely to happen again to us--I am hopeful that you can find some reassurance from your doctor that you too will not likely suffer this again.

  • I'm sorry to hear about your sweet boy. It's something that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.... Please know that we are here to listen and to encourage when you need it.
    Tracy :grin:
  • I am so sorry to hear of Nathaniel's passing; however, I'm glad that you found Share. Here you will find that you are not alone and we all understand how you feel and can relate to the pain of losing a child, or, in my case, children. My boys, born at 23 weeks, became angels in April and, naturally, it is still extremely hard for me to cope with the fact that they are not here. At this point, I should be preparing for their births any day now.

    However, I pray that in the upcoming days, nights, weeks, months and years, you and your family find the strength to press on. Allow yourself to grieve as you need to and take things day by day or second by second.