A mother whose daughter was stillborn wrote an emotional Facebook post, urging other parents to cherish the times they have with their young ones – even those overnight wake-up calls.
Natalie Morgan’s daughter Eleanor was “born sleeping” on September 11. Morgan has now shared the details of the heartbreaking experience of her birth.
“I keep having flashbacks to that moment. It’s a crippling, all-consuming feeling of utter suffocation, and a memory that will haunt me for the rest of my life,” writes Morgan on being told there was no longer any heartbeat. “In that moment, I felt trapped as if the ceiling was literally crashing down on top of me. I couldn’t breathe, I lashed out, I screamed, I threw things, I threw up…and then a piece of me died with her. I was helpless to change anything. My body was supposed to keep her safe, and instead it killed her.”
Morgan’s story has been shared over 330,000 times since it was posted.