Photographer captures new-born searching for her late twin brother
This mom found an amazing way to pay tribute to her son, who died in the womb.
Baby Leti. (Photo: Instagram/@jessicayoungphotog)
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This mom found an amazing way to pay tribute to her son, who died in the womb.

Shortly after welcoming her daughter Leti, Heather Bowman (39) from Missouri, US, contacted photographer Jessica Young to take new-born photos, Today reports.

The photographer then suggested that they take a picture to honour Leti’s twin brother, James, who sadly died when Heather was 18 weeks pregnant.

In the now viral picture, tiny Leti is wrapped in a pink blanket and lying in a wooden cradle, while gazing to another cradle holding a blue blanket and angel wings.

“Jessica did an amazing job honouring my daughter and her late brother. It is truly a gift that I will cherish forever,” Heather told Metro News.

The new mom said she was incredibly emotional when Leti suddenly turned over to gaze at her late brother’s cradle.

“It felt like he was watching over her and he’s there with her.

“I’m so blessed and lucky to have this moment documented,” she said.

Although Heather now has a baby girl, falling pregnant was a difficult journey for her. She was diagnosed with a unicornuate uterus – a type of congenital uterine abnormality, according to Very Well Family.

The mom, who has had previous miscarriages, hopes her story will encourage people with infertility issues, People reports.

“There are women who are diagnosed and they feel hopeless,” Heather said.

“If you advocate for yourself and ask the right questions and find the right doctor, you can achieve your dream – and my dream was being a mom."

Sources: People, Metro, Today

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