Distraught mother shows photos of 14-week-old stillborn
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Felicia Cash already had three adopted daughters and two sons when she became pregnant with twins. Yet the joy for the new arrivals didn't last long — the American lost the first twin six weeks into the term.
After 14 weeks, Felicia started bleeding heavily again. "It happened very suddenly," the mother of five recalled. "I told my husband he needed to come from work, but before he could get here, my water broke and within 10 minutes I had delivered my tiny son into my own hands."
The distraught mother photographed her stillborn son to keep his memory alive. Felicia posted the images on Facebook and wrote the following message: "Our beautiful Japeth Peace, miscarried July 24th at 14 weeks 6 days. He is perfectly and wonderfully formed, right down to his amazing tiny toes and fingers.
Even his fingernails are formed and visible. Tiny veins that carried his own blood to his precious body can be seen through his delicate skin, even his wonderfully formed muscles are visible. At less than half gestation he is very obviously human, not a cluster of cells, not a lump of tissue, not a blob of unformed flesh.
To those who have experienced a similar loss, my heart goes out to you. Your love for your lost ones is not in vain."
No one can fully understand the pain caused from suffering a miscarriage unless they've experienced this misfortune themselves. Felicia's upsetting images show that losing a child at such an early stage doesn't make the grief any easier.