Sisterhood of Angel Mama’s Magazine Issue 01 | September 2020
Healing Through The Pain
Photo & Written by Lashana Standard
Shaniya Monae was born sleeping, I loss my baby girl at 34 weeks due to a placenta abruption. Three days before I had a doctors appointment and Shaniya was fine and healthy. On February 24, 2018 at 8 am I woke up to contractions, they were rapid and painful. By the time I got to the hospital, they did a ultrasound and Shaniya had no heartbeat. When the doctor checked me, I was 3cm in a pool of blood and had to go through the whole process of delivering my stillborn baby. Shaniya was beautiful and had a head full of hair. Leaving the hospital without Shaniya was devastating. I leaned on God, counseling and support groups to help me through the pain.