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On the left teen couple take maternity photos in matching maroon outfits, on the right teen mom snaps a photo of her medically complex newborn in the hospital

‘The fetus has a condition not yet recorded in medical history.’ Only a teen, I was told I couldn’t care for a child with special needs.’: Teen mom says ‘my heart glows’ after birthing medically complex child

“I noticed the ultrasound tech go back to his head and neck to rescan it. I brushed it off as first time mom fears. Then I got the call. ‘You should seriously consider your options here.’ I was now a high risk teen mom, who didn’t have a mom.”

‘He had curly blond hair, a perfect nose, pouty lips. They told me he was beautiful. I didn’t get to see.’: Mother survives ‘worst trauma’ after losing newborn son, insists daughter will grow up knowing big brother is ‘watching over her’

“I made the decision not to see and hold Jensen. It’s one of my biggest regrets I’ll ever have in my life. Honestly, I didn’t know how I could do it. I didn’t realize the permanence of him being really gone. Instead, I asked for a lock of his hair, and for them to take pictures of him. I wish I could go back to that moment, spend time kissing him. I wish I could’ve whispered in his ear, ‘I love you.’”

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