(Closed) “Wife Induces Labor so Dying Husband Can Meet Daughter”

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

thats heartbreaking – im in tears here

Post # 3
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aww what a sweet gift to give him. I am sure it made his passing easier for him.

Post # 4
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

So sad.  But I would do the same thing so long as doctors felt the baby would be safe.

Post # 5
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Absolutely heartbreaking.  So glad that he got to see the baby before he passed.

Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That breaks my heart.

Post # 7
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Wow! How sad. But it gave me chills. What an amazing gift to give your husband…  and your child as well. The fact that the child got to know her father– even just for 3 days in a hospital bed– is amazing. 

Post # 8
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That just killed a little part of me.

Post # 9
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That is heartbreaking! I would do the same thing for Mr. Hedgie, so long as it was safe for the baby, in a heartbeat. I don’t know how I would be able to be without him though… ever… ESPECIALLY with our new baby. But, knowing he would have been able to meet her would make it better, even if only minisculy. That father deserved that.

Post # 10
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Heartbreaking!  I would do the same thing in her situation, but I hope to God that none of us ever have to face that decision!

Post # 11
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Here is another version of the article. http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/132918/mom_induces_labor_so_dying?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=thestir_fanpage

There is one comment on this one that really drove me crazy though. She wrote, “I am very against induction, and I might have in this case. Although not at 38 weeks. But that’s simply because my babies tend to come closer to 42 weeks, so that would be almost a month early. Way too high a risk of complications for my babies. I’d have to be past my EDD.” At 38 weeks the baby should be developed enough to be induced. A simple ultrasound is all that is needed to see if the baby is ready. Just because someone won’t go into labor until later doesn’t mean the baby isn’t developed until then. 

If my Darling Husband was dying I would get induced as early as my doctor would let me so he could spend time with our child.

Post # 12
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I know a couple who had just bouht a house and found out they were expecting their first baby when they found out his cancer was back and likely terminal. He tried so hard, but didnt make it, and it she was a few weeks away from it being safe to induce. He was there to find out the sex of the baby and they picked out a name together. It was absolutely heartbreaking to watch, working in oncology you learn to keep you feeling pretty private when people get bad news or pass away, but this one was pretty rough on all of us.

I personally think 38 weeks is far enough along to be induced for something like this. The baby is considered full term and it was the only chance they would have to meet each other.

Post # 13
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@bride21:  yeah that’s crazy! I will be 38 weeks in two days and I’m HOPING it’s this week haha! Lots of women have babies naturally from 37-38 weeks, it’s perfectly healthy. 

What a sad story… I was trying not to cry. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. 

When I got pregnant, my husband changed his benefits so that we will get more life insurance money if he were to pass, it’s depressing to do that, even though it’s for my security and our baby’s security – it feels… wrong I guess? 

I couldn’t even imagine losing my husband, I have no idea how I would even cope. My heart goes out to this woman..

Post # 14
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, that is heatbreaking. 

Post # 15
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

When I first read the story online it was heart breaking… that is true love. And they have 4 more children…. that was so sad. They seemed like a really loving family.

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