Seven Year Switch couple Ryan and Cass share a heartbreaking post on Instagram.

Sharing a picture of what appears to be a throwback picture of their baby Dex, who passed away on the 12th October 2012, they wrote:

Team Dex will step out again this year in the @bridge2brisbane to raise much needed funds for the Research and Awareness of Stillbirth.

All donations will be going to @stillbirthfoundation who are an incredible organisation paving the way to reduce the instances of Stillbirth and conducting Research which provides education and insight into the mysteries surrounding Stillbirth.

You may not have personally been affected by Stillbirth but unfortunately because of the rate this occurs it is highly likely you will know someone who has.

It doesn’t matter how healthy, fit or careful you are in pregnancy Stillbirth can occur at any time and to any one. Which is why we need to find answers and preventatives.

Please click the link and take the time to read our story.

Help us to save the babies of our future by making a donation today.

Many thanks
Ryan and Cass xox”

ryan and cass

Dex Thistleton tragically passed away at 37.3 weeks gestation. Dex was seemingly perfect and healthy to the eye, and weighed in at a gorgeous 7lb2oz.

An autopsy was conducted however it failed to find a cause of death. Dex’s cause of death is still and always will be unknown.

Ryan and Cassie recently welcomed a new baby girl, their fourth child.

Mena Lee Thistleton on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

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  • I am so sorry to hear, how terribly sad. My thoughts are with them.


  • What a sad, sad story. I still remember the exact moment (I was probably about 7 or 8) my Grandma came in and told me that my mum had given birth and tragically my brother hadn’t made it.


  • cannot imagine the heartbreak to lose a child,so glad there are people like ryan and cass who are brave to share their story so others don’t feel so alone when going through the same situation and for making aware the incredible foundation who are trying to help those in need when having a still birth.


  • such a sad time, when a family loose a new born baby. It’s such a shame that there are no answers for this. Good luck to them on their bridge2brisbane quest


  • It is heartbreaking and brave of them to share their story.

    • It does help others when stories are shared.


  • It is very painful when you don’t get an answer, even after an autopsy.


  • Good on them for sharing their story. Hopefully more people donate for a great cause.


  • Yes I do know how they feel.
    It’s heartbreaking and you never get over it.
    My thooughts are with them


  • How devastating to experience the pain of a stillbirth. My heart goes out to all who have experienced this tragedy- may the reason for your loss eventually become clear. Well done to Ryan and Cass for their heartfelt efforts.


  • Do know how they feel – I had two stillbirths – no-one knows why and somehow you still grieve for many years after. After the first still birth, I had a son, then another stillbirth, then a daughter, then a daughter with a stillbirth twin, then another son. I love my children dearly, but still grieve for my boys who didn’t survive.

    • Sorry to hear about your still births mum 101628. The loss of a child so far in the pregnancy must indeed break your heart….a loss that never will be forgotten.


  • It’s terrible to think of someone going through the tragedy of giving birth to a stillborn.


  • My Mum had a stillborn baby boy. Every year on his birthday she would point out to us that it was his birthday and he was often refereed to so even though he wasnt around he was a part of our lives.


  • I cannot imagine the sadness of delivering a stillborn.


  • I personally know a lady who had a stillborn baby.
    The baby had her hands clenched and had them under her chin. She cur off her own oxygen and circulation. Had there been an aenethitist available for the Dr. to do a C-Section quickly enough the baby probably would have survived. There was a strong heartbeat when she went into labour and went to the hospita early as they lived in an outback country town. They knew the baby’s heartbeat was slowly dropping quite early and was at risk of being stillborn for 3 hours before the baby’s heartbeat stopped, with natural delivery another 1 1/2 hours later.


  • Definitely one of the hardest things in the world is to lose a child. I am not personally affected but I know people who are. Just heartbreaking.


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