Her little girl was born ᴅᴇᴀᴅ of a sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs ɪʟʟɴᴇss, but what this mother had the courage to do moved the whole world. She has in fact found a way to spend more time with her little girl, making her part of this world anyway.
There are people who, from an early age, cultivate the dream of becoming parents and being able to create their own family, full of love and happiness. Often, however, life is able to put us to the test by sʜᴀᴛᴛᴇʀɪɴɢ our hopes and expectations. One of the greatest pains that can be experienced is the ʟᴏss of a child, a ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄ and unimaginable event.
The protagonists of this story could not have been happier when the gynecologist announced the pregnancy to them – a dream that became reality. Unfortunately, however, after a few months, they received what we can define as the worst news for a parent, namely, that their beloved child, just a few months old, would never be able to be born.
During an ultrasound, she was in fact diagnosed with a ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ ɪɴᴄᴏᴍᴘᴀᴛɪʙʟᴇ with life called ꜰᴇᴛᴀʟ ʜʏᴅʀᴏᴘs. This is a sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ characterized by the ᴀᴄᴄᴜᴍᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ of ꜰʟᴜɪᴅ in the sᴜʙᴄᴜᴛᴀɴᴇᴏᴜs ᴛɪssᴜᴇs and sᴇʀᴏᴜs ᴄᴀᴠɪᴛɪᴇs. The doctors were then forced to advise the woman to ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ the pregnancy.
But her reaction was completely unexpected. In fact, although she was aware of the ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ of his baby, she still decided to carry on with the gestation, so that she could still enjoy the sensation of life moving in her ᴡᴏᴍʙ.
However, a few days before the long-awaited event, the woman had read an article in Cafemom, which spoke of a mother who was in a situation similar to hers. In fact, she too carried a ᴅᴇᴀᴅ son in her ᴡᴏᴍʙ, whom, in order to preserve him as long as possible once she gave birth, she decided to immerse in water and salt. By doing so, that is, by imitating the composition of the ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ ꜰʟᴜɪᴅ, she was able to slow down the decomposition process by replacing the water every 6-8 hours.
With this rather unusual technique, she could then see her child reach a later stage of development, with sketchy eyes, mouth and nose. Looking at the photos of this little creature, even the protagonist of this story decided that it was the right thing to do and the only way to “get to know” your little girl.
And in doing so, she also decided to share her story with the rest of the world in order to inspire mothers who, like her, have sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀᴇᴅ this too early bereavement.