Bringing Thor Home (USA)

The official pronouncement of Thor’s death came an hour after his delivery, but I’d known he was dead since he’d come out without a pulse. If they’d been able to resuscitate him, someone would have told me.

The hospital staff said we could have him for half an hour.

Once upon a time, stillborn babies were whisked away and the mothers didn’t see them. But now hospitals let parents hold their stillborn babies, so they can say goodbye.

No one seems to understand that first they have to say hello.

This is the story of how I said hello to my stillborn son. (Click here to read the rest of the article)

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