A mother shared a heartbreaking photo of her stillborn baby to raise awareness of diabetes complications.
Cheyenne Greenwald, 20, from Utah, had to give birth to her stillborn son Dean after suffering from complications caused by her wrong insulin pump.
After her heartbreaking test, Cheyenne urges other expectant mothers with type 1 diabetes to be vigilant.
She shared a series of heartrending photos on Facebook, showing Dean wrapped in a blanket in the hospital while being rocked by his parents.
Cheyenne told me the mirror: & # 39; My pump was set incorrectly because no one told me that a doctor should set it up. & # 39;
Cheyenne Greenwald, 20 and Caden Greenwald, 21, from Utah, shared photos of their unborn son Dean online to alert other expectant mothers to be careful with their health
Cheyenne and Caden, with tears in their eyes, are holding Dean while he wraps himself in a blanket in the hospital shortly after his birth
& # 39; My point is that when a woman with diabetes is pregnant, it is good to be scared. But just be on top of it and make sure your pump or proportions are set correctly. & # 39;
After receiving a positive pregnancy test earlier this year, the young couple looked forward to the birth of their first child.
But Cheyenne was rushed to first aid seven months after her pregnancy, slipping in and out of consciousness and vomiting.
She suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious problem that can occur in people with diabetes when their bodies run out of insulin.
The young couple got married in a small ceremony earlier this year, in front of Cheyenne's parents (photo)
Cheyenne shared heartbreaking photos of her unborn son Dean after his birth on August 22. She is shown with his hand in hers
As she recovered within five hours, her unborn child, Dean, died in her womb.
Cheyenn had to give birth to her dead son naturally, because her body could not have had a c-section.
Her partner Caden, 21, had to make the difficult decision.
& # 39; Because of the emotional pain that I was already going through, he didn't want me to go through the physical pain of a natural birth, & Cheyenne explained.
A photo shows hreatbroken Cheyenne and Caden holding their son Dean wrapped in a blanket
A close-up photo shows medallions engraved with the words & # 39; always in my heart & # 39; on the child's hand
& # 39; But I was less likely to survive a C-section than with a natural birth. He told me when I became more aware of what was happening, & she added.
After hours of unbearable labor, Cheyenne delivered Dean.
Caden shared the sad news on Facebook in a heartbreaking post.
& # 39; To all our friends and family, I and Cheyenne regret to inform you that our baby boy Dean William Greenwald has died today from complications with Cheyenne diabetes, & # 39; he wrote.
A heartbreaking photo shows baby Dean's feet, while his parents shared a series of photos online to warn other prospective parents of their ordeal
Cheyenne explained that she wanted other expectant mothers to wear their medical equipment. This photo shows Dean in the hospital
Caden had to make the difficult decision to abandon a Cheyenne c-section, because he wasn't sure she would survive the ordeal. Proposed looking at his child in the hospital
& # 39; We would both appreciate it if you would give us time to mourn and thank you for your support, & # 39; he added.
The couple shared photos of Dean, born on August 22, to warn others that they would stay on top of their health while expecting a child.
Caden created a GoFundme page for the couple to raise money for Dean's tombstone.
What is diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious problem that can occur in people with diabetes when their bodies run out of insulin.
This causes harmful substances, called ketones, to accumulate in the body, which can be life threatening if not detected and treated quickly.
It mainly affects people who suffer from type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Must pee more than usual
Feeling very thirsty
Breath that smells fruity (such as pear sweets or nail polish)
Deep or fast breathing
Feeling very tired or sleepy
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