Kristyn, Texas


Anesthesiologist, married 9 years, mother of three boys and one angel, relaxes by reading or doing anything crafty.

 At 16 weeks through my first pregnancy, my triple screen came back abnormal.  The ultrasound that followed revealed Potter’s syndrome, a collection of characteristics caused by severe oligohydramnios (aka lack of amniotic fluid) and incompatible with life.  After 16 weeks, amniotic fluid is produced by the fetal kidneys, bathing the baby and providing an environment for the lungs to develop.  Without it a baby’s lungs will not function and the baby will suffocate at birth.  At 17 weeks 1 day I chose to deliver my daughter Annabelle, who I so desperately wanted.  It was the right decision for us.  Full story.