Loriani Eckerle says she felt judged when she left her baby with her husband for the weekend. People just couldn't understand how she could "leave" her daughter.
The Baby Project posts about Loriani Eckerle
Loriani Eckerle laments not being able to breast-feed her newborn after a difficult delivery and a lack of milk production.
Visiting her daughter in the neonatal intensive care unit is hard on new mom Loriani Eckerle. Valentina needs to gain 3 more ounces before she can come home.
Baby Project dad Matt Eckerle recalls the evening his wife gave birth to their daughter during emergency surgery.
After a frightening delivery, Loriani Eckerle gives birth to a healthy baby girl.
Valentina Sofia Eckerle was born at 3 pounds, 5 ounces on June 24 to Loriani and Matt Eckerle.
Loriani Eckerle and her husband deal with a diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction, in addition to the Mosaic Trisomy 16.
Loriani Eckerle is a first-time mom who has been told her baby has a rare chromosomal disorder called Mosaic Trisomy 16. She's participating in NPR's Baby Project, which will track nine expectant moms through birth.