Pregnant Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler Reveals Baby Has Fatal Disease

Wed, June 5, 2013 11:14am EDT by 3 Comments
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Courtesy of Facebook

So sad. After the congresswoman excitedly announced in May that she was pregnant, she revealed in an emotional Facebook message that her unborn baby is suffering from a rare, and potentially deadly, disease.

Jaime Herrera Buetler, 34, is pregnant with her first child, but the congresswoman’s pregnancy joy was diminished when she discovered that her unborn baby was suffering from an often fatal disease known as Potter’s Syndrome, which impares lung development.

Jaime Herrera Beutler: Our Baby Has Potter’s Syndrome

The congresswoman, who serves Washington’s third congressional district, announced she was pregnant on May 1. But just a few weeks later, she revealed that her first child with husband Daniel Beutler would likely not survive much longer.

She took to her Facebook to announce the tragic news, and asked for prayers for her and her family.

Jamie Herrera Buetler’s Facebook Message

Congresswoman Herrera Buetler wrote on her Facebook:

“A few weeks ago, Daniel and I excitedly announced that we are expecting our first baby later this fall.  This post is to let you know about a sharp turn our journey has taken.

At a recent, routine ultrasound appointment we received the difficult news that our baby has a serious medical condition called Potter’s Syndrome. Potter’s Syndrome (or Potter’s Sequence) is abnormally low amniotic fluid caused by impaired kidney function which inhibits normal lung development and is often fatal. We have had a second opinion and the medical diagnosis was consistent with the initial news: there is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle.

We don’t know what the future holds for our family, but we ask for your prayers and appreciate the privacy a family needs in such circumstances.  According to the medical information and advice we’ve received, I will be able to continue to balance the responsibilities of an expectant mother with serving as your representative in Congress.”

So sad. Our thoughts are with her and her family the best during this difficult time.

What do YOU think of Jaime Herrera Beutler announcing her baby’s Potter’s Syndrome, HollyMoms?

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