Jeanine* was a 32-year-old project manager, married and pregnant with her first child. She regularly posted Facebook updates about her pregnancy to share her excitement with friends and family, often with accompanying cell phone photos of her growing belly. After nine months of anticipation and a smooth delivery, she gave birth to a baby boy. Jeanine and her husband circulated a birth announcement by email and Facebook. After a few days, however, the doctors informed her that due to a rare disease, her newborn son was dying. Only 36 hours later, her son passed away. Heartbroken and devastated, Jeanine…
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