Hannah’s Heart and Love is a faith based organization providing resources, support, and items to those experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death at any gestational age up to one year of age. To provide resources, support, and items to those choosing to carry their unborn baby to term after receiving an in-utero fatal diagnosis. To raise awareness and educate the community about baby loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death.Hannah’s Heart and Love is a member of:
Board of Directors:
If you are interested in volunteering please see click here. Thank you so much for your interest!
Holly Kwiatkowski – Professional/Hospital Coordinator
Andrea Kraft – General Volunteer
Sapna Narula – General Volunteer
Heather is a writer for All That Love Can Do and Still Mothers
Jason is a writer for Still Mothers
We sadly learned at our baby’s anatomy ultrasound that our baby had many anomalies and complications. We were told that this is extremely rare and our baby would not survive. We were told to terminate ASAP. However, that goes against everything we believe in and so we refused. We chose to continue this pregnancy and enjoy the short time we had with our precious baby. On December 23rd, 2013, our world stopped turning. We went to our regularly scheduled doctor’s appointment, where Heather was to be checked for signs of mirror syndrome and the baby was to be checked for heartbeat. This was not our first such appointment, so we knew how they go. After a few minutes in the Doctor’s office, we knew something was wrong. The Doctor kept checking for a heartbeat on her mini doppler, but was unable to find the sound. She switched to her ultrasound machine to see if she could visually find the heartbeat. After only a few seconds, the Doctor determined there was none. She sent us immediately to Maternal Fetal Medicine for confirmation. They took us right in, only to confirm the worst news we could expect to hear. Our baby had passed away in utero sometime that morning.
The hours that followed this were a whirlwind. Our parents met us at the hospital to support us. Afterhours of waiting, they took Heather back for an emergency C-Section. The hour in the operating room felt like days. After the baby was born, the doctor baptized the baby on the spot.
Our daughter, Hannah Sue Kimble, passed away and was born on December 23rd, 2013. She weighed just 1 pound and 3 ounces, and was 10 inches long. She will receive a birth certificate. There was no warning, and no words that can express the difficulty or the pain we have gone through and are going through.
After her autopsy was completed it was confirmed that she had an extreme form of Turner Syndrome.
The only thing that we have been able to feel that is positive in this situation is that the Hannah did not suffer and that we were not forced to make any difficult medical decisions. We know that Hannah is in heaven with her Savior and that she has been made whole.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Psalm 139:13-14 – For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Heather & Jason Kimble
Co-Founders of Hannah’s Heart and Love