A NICU Journey of Love and Loss

Baby photos | A NICU Journey of Love and Loss

by Celia Lisset Alvarez ICU baby Bereavement Supporter “I’m in labor,” I said to my husband. He had practically just gone home. It was near midnight. I was crying as they wheeled me—quickly—to the operating room. I had spent the last three weeks on bed … Read More

Meet the Hernandez-Zelaya Family

Baby photo | Meet the Hernandez-Zelaya Family

“There were days that I fell down crying seeing all of the things he was going through.” No mother wants to see her baby fighting for his life. It was an emotional journey for Elijah’s mother Rosa, but after 173 days of ups and downs, … Read More

Meet the Ashworth Family

Baby photo | Meet the Ashworth Family

“Miracle baby” is a term used often in the NICU by parents who watch their baby battle for life, conquer all odds, and survive. For Gabby Ashworth, “Miracle Baby” means more than most of us can imagine. Gabby’s parents, Nathalia and Aaron, believe Gabby is … Read More

Meet the King Family

Baby photo | Meet the King Family

When Karneisha, a young mother from Cutler Bay, tested positive for coronavirus she was caught completely off guard. She was pregnant with her second child and had no apparent COVID-19 symptoms, though she did have high blood pressure. Hours after receiving her results, her daughter … Read More

Meet the Gaston Family

Baby photo | Meet the Gaston Family

Clara and her husband, Harry, were delighted to learn of Clara’s pregnancy with her first baby. She had a peaceful first trimester, until twenty weeks into her pregnancy when the doctors told her that she had preeclampsia. In a matter of moments, Clara’s pregnancy experience … Read More

Meet the Rivascano Family

Baby photo | Meet the Rivascano Family

Twenty-six weeks into your pregnancy is not a time that you would expect your baby to be born. Yet, this is when Ashley found herself delivering her first baby, Eliana, weighing just 1.9 lbs. She came into the world tiny but mighty. Ashley gave birth … Read More

Meet the Henry Family

Baby photo | Meet the Henry Family

Trecha Henry had a perfect pregnancy and couldn’t wait for the birth of her first baby. At 40 weeks pregnant, she delivered her baby boy Keegan in a hospital near her home in the Cayman Islands. However during the delivery process, Keegan suffered from shoulder … Read More

Meet the Vilela Family

Baby photo | Meet the Vilela Family

The NICU is not a place many parents expect to be with their newborn baby. This is especially true when your first two children are full term and born without complications. Naila Vilela had no knowledge of a NICU – none of her friends or … Read More

Meet the Jacobo Family

Baby photo | Meet the Jacobo Family

Angela Jacobo held 24 week old baby Amaya in her arms after an emergency c-section, thinking that it would be the first and last time she would hold her daughter. Doctors didn’t expect Amaya to live for more than a few hours. Twelve hours passed … Read More

Meet the Biltz Family

Baby photo | Meet the Blitz Family

Getting pregnant is not easy for many people. In fact, 10% of women in the U.S. suffer from difficulty getting and staying pregnant. Shane and Darlene were part of that 10%. They tried to have a baby for 4 1/2 years without success. The 6th … Read More