The loss of a baby due to stillbirth is a devastating reality that can happen to any family and can take a serious toll on families and their communities. The following stories come from mothers who have lost a child through stillbirth. The views of these mothers are their own and do not reflect the official position of CDC. CDC thanks each of these families for sharing their personal stories. Interested in sharing your personal story with CDC? Submit your story here.
My son Adrian was stillborn at the end of a full-term pregnancy (40 weeks of pregnancy) due to complications from undiagnosed preeclampsia.
When I was 38 weeks pregnant, my son, Zachary, was stillborn. Two days before Zach’s death, I noticed a decrease in his movements.
Kari shares her daughter Harper’s story to help other families know they are not alone and to raise awareness of stillbirth.
Stacey will never forget the day she found out that her second son, Leo, would not be born alive.
The New York Times provides additional stories from families that have been affected by stillbirth. The views of these families are their own and do not reflect the official position of CDC. Read New York Times stillbirth storiesexternal icon.