At this point, Jessica wanted a hysterectomy, but on January 12, 2015, she found out that she was pregnant again. She was prepared for complications but ended up carrying this healthy baby to full term. Jessica was due on September 21, 2015, and was scheduled to be induced the following day.
Loss and Grief
During labor, Jessica's world came crashing down when her son's heartbeat dropped during a contraction. She was rushed to the operating room and put under anesthesia so the doctor could get to him as soon as possible. When she woke up, she was given the news that her child was stillborn.
Ongoing Support and Recovery
This loss was very traumatic, and Jessica feels fortunate to have had the wonderful support of her family as well as her doctor, nurses, and women from the clinic who work with bereaved families. She still leans on the women she met through Facebook and one of the women from there is a bereavement doula who reached out and supported her following this trauma.
Honoring Her Angels
Jessica has laid three babies to rest in the same cemetery. Aylin and Angel are at the Memorial Wall for the Unborn and Simon is in a section called Baby Land. Simon's Legacy has been a healing and therapeutic way for Jessica to be the one providing comfort to bereaved families.
Updates and Discovery
Two more babies have been added to the memorial wall. In addition, Jessica has changed clinics and doctors, which led to brand new information and brings forth the idea that it's important to ask questions and speak up for yourself. New tests were performed under the new doctors, who discovered abnormalities in the chromosomes. With extensive genetic testing, it helps understand the reason for the miscarriages and what is within your control and what is not. The most important part of this process is remembering that the miscarriage or the results of the tests are in no way your fault.