These devastating images have been viral on social media after a brave mother who shared them.
They show Australian Kristy Watson cradling her dead-born boy. They are hard to look at.
Kristy wants her heartache to be a warning to other mothers and has taken the brave step to revealing her most personal and emotional moment.
The pictures show Christ's son Kaycen in her arms, in his crib and his chest surrounded by toys that he will never play with.
Kayce's heart stopped beating at 32 weeks, reports Mirror. Kristy was repeatedly sent home by doctors even though they went to them with several unusual symptoms during pregnancy.
She has now said, "I want people to know my story so that they know when their intestines say something is not right to fight for answers, to travel back and forth until they know what's happening, to make sure they are listening to. "
Kristy, from Victoria, has shared heartbreaking pictures from the moment she gave birth to her baby on Facebook, hoping that "no mom, no family will ever have to go through the pain, the heart and the loss" she has suffered.
The 20-year-old coffee shop worker said it was difficult to agree to be pregnant as a lonely mother after three severe miscarriages, but called it the "most beautiful experience".
She praised her body for being strong enough to carry a baby when she did not think she could, but 26 weeks in pregnancy she had an inkling, something wrong.
"I knew it was not right," she explained. "From the horrible swelling of my feet, hands and face, headache lasting for weeks, the blurred vision, my blood pressure that went up and down, I knew that this was not just a" pregnancy symptom ".
"But after many visits to the hospital, in and out of the hospital, tried to contact another hospital for a second opinion, I was told that it was only normal."
Kristy claims that during the next six weeks she was resented after sharing her concerns with a doctor.
It was not until a nurse sat at the end of her bed, 32 weeks and five days in pregnancy, she discovered that she had pre-eclamspia, a condition that causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine.
The nurse also told Kristy that her child no longer had a heartbeat.
Three days later, she was induced and endured a 12-hour labor before finally holding her lifeless baby boy, which she called Kaycen.
She bathed him, dressed him in his baby clothes and put him in a crib surrounded by teddy bears.
She warned women to listen to their intestines, "fight for answers" and make sure they listened.
"I felt my son's latest movements on July 26 around 8.30 so they could not find a heartbeat the next morning at 6 o'clock," Kristy said.
"I had to go from having my whole life, my world moved around and being healthy in my stomach and then being induced to deliver my sleeping baby.
"I had lost my wonderful little boy because the system let me out and did not listen to me when I knew something was wrong.
"I had to see my family be so heartbreaked over the loss of his nephew, grandson and cousin and myself, because no one cares enough to help when I needed it.
"I want people to know my story so that they know when their intestines say something is not right to fight for answers, to travel back and forth until they know what's happening, to make sure they are listened to.
"Because I have to go home to a nursery full of everything I needed to raise my little boy.
"To an empty crib that my son never had to go to, I never read him, for his favorite costumes I never had to dress him at all because I was not heard.
"I'm going home now empty with a heart so broken that it will take a long time to heal."
She finished her heartbreaking post with appeal to other women to listen to what their bodies are trying to tell them – and insist that doctors check them until they have an answer.
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"Listen to your bodies, I know some people do not have to go through the stress I had to go through weeks that led to my son's death.
"We have to take care of ourselves as much and I could not imagine any other mother who feels they failed with her child I have received."
She added: "Please share, I do not want this post to be seen as a blame on anyone.
"I want people to know what I went through and somehow help prevent such an event happening to someone else!"
You can read Kristy's full posts here.
Preeklampsi is a condition that affects pregnant women during the second half of the pregnancy or soon after their baby is delivered.
Signs should be collected at antenna appointments but may in some cases develop into these symptoms as outlined by the NHS
- swelling of the feet, ankles, face and hands caused by fluid retention
- severe headache
- vision problems
- pain just below the ribs
Although many cases of preeklampsi are weak, it can lead to serious complications for mother and child unless they are monitored and treated. The earlier the diagnosis is, the better the prospects.
If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately, call your midwife, GP surgery or NHS 111.
If you have been affected by the issues raised in this story, Sands, a death and newborn death organization can help.
You can visit Sands website here.