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Still A Part of Us: A podcast about pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infant loss

Sep 30, 2021

Dad Tom recounts how his wife Kirby noticed decreased fetal movement around 37 weeks of her first pregnancy. They went to check and they were able to find the heartbeat, so they were reassured all was fine. The next day, she noted less movement again and when they went in the second time, they were shocked when there was no heartbeat.

Kirby was induced and their son Tommy was born still at 37 weeks. This is Tommy's birth story.

Hear Tom's wife, Kirby's stillbirth story of Tommy here:

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Time Stamps:

  • 00:00 Tommy
  • 01:53 Pretty sick pregnancy
  • 02:43 Worried about his movements
  • 06:26 Finding out
  • 13:55 Birth
  • 17:15 After birth
  • 26:16 Tommy's funeral
  • 28:00 Coping afterward
  • 33:09 Tom's hardest challenge

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Music: "She Dreams in Blue" by Josh Woodward. Free download:​​.