No parent should have to lay their baby to rest, but tragically, as Emily Mueller has discovered, this can soon become a harrowing reality.

Beekeeper Emily from Ohio in the US, who took the internet by storm when she posed with 20,000 bees as part of her maternity shoot, has taken to Facebook to reveal that her son, Emersyn, had died in the womb.

“So many people awaited the arrival of our sweet famous baby who was the star of our wonderful bee maternity photo shoot,” she wrote. “Jesus decided he needed his own beekeeper and took our precious son, Emersyn Jacob, back up to Heaven with him.”

Uploading equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking photos of her and husband Ryan’s first moments with sweet Emeryson to Facebook, it was clear that Emily had planned on passing her love of bees on to her fourth child.

Ryan Mueller and Emeryson Mueller

Emily's husband, Ryan, with their little boy, Emeryson.

Emily Mueller and Emeryson Mueller

Emily treasuring her final moments with Emeryson, dressed in an adorable bee-themed onesie.

“Yesterday evening we had to hand over our precious child and say goodbye to his physical body forever. The deep pit created in your soul is more than anyone can imagine.”

“Our hearts are deeply saddened and broken more than we could have ever imagined,” she continued. “All we truly want are prayers for our family during this difficult time as they have been allowing us to move forward and heal.”

According to Stillbirth Foundation Australia, in this country alone, there are as many as six stillborn babies a day in Australia.

WATCH Stillbirth Foundation Australia’s powerful video below to understand tha tragic inpact stillbirth loss has on Australian families.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling the loss of a child, contact SANDS on 1300 072 637, or visit their website, www.sands.org.au to find out how you can get support.