Skip to comments.Mother shares heartbreaking photos of baby son born at just 19 weeks
Posted on 01/20/2014 1:22:06 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore
A Pennsylvania mother who gave birth to her son at 19 weeks posted her story and photographs on her blog to share with friends and family, but her brave choice has spread way beyond her immediate circle to bring comfort to other grieving mothers. Alexis Fretz was 30 years old and 19 weeks pregnant with her third child when she began bleeding lightly. Not overly worried, she called her midwife and as a precaution was advised to head to the ER in a Kokomo, Indiana hospital for a check-up. By the end of the day, her son Walter had been born and died in her arms.
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We can abort babies older than this.
Precious little one. Brought tears to my eyes.
Yet Wendy and the Abortion Lovers don’t want abortion restricted after TWENTY weeks!
My precious daughter was born at 28 weeks. 1lb 3oz.
The doctors put her in an incubator and had me go with her “to say my good byes”. She made it through the night and went on to spend 3 months in the NICU and had her ups and downs but now she is a happy 8 year old and is the best thing that has ever happened to my wife and I.
Seeing these pictures brought back all those memories and my heart is absolutely breaking for that little boy and his family. God bless this family for sharing their story. Support your local march of dimes. They helped us immensely.
Why do have to rely on foreign newspapers to read about remarkable things like this? Is it because our culture and its media are total invested in a culture of death? Can’t let people see that these are actually tiny HUMANS. Are the Brits more pro-life or is the paper just covering this because it’s sensational. I suspect the former. God bless this baby and his family.
Support your local march of dimes. They helped us immensely.
I’m glad they helped you ... but I won’t be giving them any money ... The March of Dimes has become an abortion cheerleader ... they have reached their goals of reducing birth defects by pushing invasive prenatal testing (amnio and such) and abortions when any test comes back with a poor result ... These tests are very often skewed ,, a good result almost 100% of the time is good where a negative result is maybe accurate only 60-80% of the time.. My first boy was “diagnosed” with trisomy 18 by one of these tests , a chromosomal error that is pretty much a death sentence... Long story short .. test was inaccurate , he is now 10 and an honor roll student.
Wow. I learn something new everyday. I will be doing some homework before i give them anything else.
Bravo to your 10 year old honor student!
That’s an amazing story. I’m so happy she made it! Thank you for sharing!
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."
My nephew and his wife had their little girl a little earlier in gestation than yours, in apparently the same year. She was in ICU for about 3 months as well, and it was touch and go, but she’s a happy healthy 8 yr. old, and, despite the belief that preemies will have serious learning disabilities, the only problem she seems to have in school is reading comprehension.
Not bad looking for a ‘clump of cells’ is he?
Wow. Glad that she made it.
We were around the NICU alot so we had the unfortunate experience of seeing a couple little ones passing away because they just had too many problems to overcome. It was a very emotional 3 months.
We also worried about whether she would have any learning disabilities but she has overcame a few early speedbumps to be a very smart little girl.
My grandson was born at 28 weeks and is a thriving 1 1/2 year old.
I have watched the limit fall from 32 weeks to 24 weeks during my career. But somewhere between 20 and 22 weeks, there’s a hard limit.