Emilee Hembrow holds her stillborn son Jamal in a heartbreaking photo – after tragically losing her unborn child at 30 weeks pregnant
Model and influencer Emilee Hembrow tragically lost her son Jamal at 30 weeks pregnant last month.
And on Monday, the 28-year-old sister of Tammy Hembrow shared a heartbreaking photo to Instagram of herself holding her stillborn baby in hospital.
She described it as a moment she ‘will cherish for the rest of my life’.
Heartbreaking: On Monday, Emilee Hembrow shared this heartbreaking photo to Instagram of herself holding her stillborn son, Jamal, in hospital. The child died at 30 weeks last month
She wrote: ‘Looking at this photo is really surreal to me. The pain comes and goes. I keep reminding myself [of] this verse, “The greater the hardship, the greater the reward. Remain patient and know that God tests only those whom he loves.”
‘I remember the doctor asking me if I wanted to hold him on my chest once I had delivered him. Initially I said no. I couldn’t comprehend the whole situation. I was physically and emotionally numb,’ she continued.
Emilee said she didn’t think she was ‘strong enough to hold him, see him, touch him’ and then let him go.
‘I had a nurse in the room with me and she told me that she had gone through the exact thing I was going through. She said if I didn’t hold him and embrace my baby it would be the biggest regret I would have. All I can say is she was right,’ she added.
Tragedy: The model and influencer tragically lost her son Jamal at 30 weeks pregnant in June
She concluded: ‘Holding baby Jamal, admiring his face [and] feeling his skin was the most precious moment that I will cherish for the rest of my life.’
Emilee had announced her devastating loss in an Instagram post on June 21, sharing an illustration of a weeping woman kneeling in front of a baby angel.
‘In the name of God, the most merciful the most compassionate. Truly to God we belong and truly to him we shall return. God doesn’t give a person a burden which they can’t not handle in this life,’ she wrote.
Heartfelt: Emilee had announced her devastating loss in an Instagram post on June 21, sharing an illustration of a weeping woman kneeling in front of a baby angel
‘There is really no test harder that a person can face, than a loss of their child. The bond that is created between the mother and her child, through pregnancy forms the strongest of bonds. God loves those who are patient through hardship.’
Emilee ended the post by saying that she was confident she and her husband would one day be reunited with their little boy.
‘This world is short, and we believe our angel Jamal Reign Ada is waiting at the gates of paradise for mum and dad with open arms. Rest in peace, our little angel,’ she wrote.
Family tragedy: At the time, Emilee (pictured with her daughter) said she was confident she and her husband would one day be reunited with their little boy