Jamie Otis is no stranger to sharing life’s most intimate moments with her fans —but she took things to another level with her extremely touching post featuring her late son, Johnathan Edward.
The Married at First Sight star and her husband, Doug Hehner, shared the emotional image in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
“October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I can't sleep well tonight so I blogged about my sweet boy, Johnathan Edward. I realize there is a great stigma associated with sharing photos of your baby who was born too early and has already gone to heaven so I want to say sorry if this offends you. However, if there's one thing my husband has taught me it's this: ‘Don't live life trying NOT to offend anyone and trying to please everyone.’ I hope by me sharing my sweet boy, Johnny (as Doug and I call him), you'll realize that he's a harmless, helpless baby who deserves to be remembered, not hidden away because his image may offend someone. And if you've lost your baby early, please know that you're not alone. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 women are affected by this. Yet, no one talks about it. I hope this can change. I'll be the first in my circle. You be the first in yours. My prayers go out to everyone who has lost their sweet baby too early.”
Jamie and Doug lost baby Johnny — their first child — after being told that he had very little amniotic fluid while in utero.
Our hearts go out to Jamie and Doug — and we applaud them for being so open.