Caleb Noah Heydlauff is the beloved son of Jake and Rachel Heydlauff. He was born on May 30, 2019, and was 8 lbs 7 oz and 22 1/4 inches long. After a happy and healthy pregnancy, Caleb was born without a heartbeat due to a blood clot in his umbilical cord. The reason for the blood clot remains unknown.
The name Caleb describes a person who is wholehearted, faithful, bold, and brave. Noah means “rest.” Jake and Rachel feel that this name perfectly describes their angel baby.
While most pregnancies end happily, unfortunately, far too many do not. Stillbirth occurs in about 6 out of every 1,000 births in the United States. Research is lacking in this area. The Pregnancy Research Project is a partnership between Michigan Medicine and The Star Legacy Foundation, and their goal is to gain a better understanding of why these things happen and what can potentially be done to prevent them. The research study brings together patients and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for poor pregnancy outcomes. In Caleb’s memory, please consider donating to The Pregnancy Research Project.