When Amelia was in the fifth season of Grey’s spin-off Private Practice, she became pregnant with her dead fiancé’s (Wes Brown) baby. In 2012‘s “And Then There Was One,” Amelia learns that her baby, a boy, will be born without a brain.
She gives birth to their son in the season sixteen finale, later named Scout Derek Shepherd Lincoln in the season 17 premiere.
Conception and Diagnosis
At first, Amelia refused to have an ultrasound done, but later agreed to let Addison do it. Meanwhile, Addison revealed to Amelia that the baby was a boy, but she suddenly turned the screen away because the baby was anencephalic (he had no brain)..
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In another devastating turn of events, an ultrasound revealed that the child – whom Amelia named Christopher – was anencephalic (had an underdeveloped brain) and would die shortly after birth. Amelia chose to carry Christopher to term to donate his other organs to babies in need.
After suffering a miscarriage in the previous episode, Amelia finally gave birth in the Season 16 finale of Grey’s Anatomy.
At the start of Grey’s 16th season, Amelia was finally brought some joy with her new boyfriend Atticus “Linc” Lincoln (Chris Carmack) in the form of a pregnancy that they were both looking forward to.
There are few sadder television episodes than Private’s fifth season finale, “Gone, Baby, Gone,” which witnesses Amelia’s labor and child death.
After welcoming a son together at the end of the final season of Grey’s Anatomy, Amelia and Link’s baby’s name has finally been revealed and the meaning of it is so sweet. After a lengthy debate over their child’s name, the two finally decide to go with Scout Derek Lincoln Shepherd.
Back in Season 12, Jo finds out about Alex and Izzy’s frozen embryos when he was diagnosed with cancer and they briefly discuss their future together. Alex wanted to have a baby with Jo, but both decided it wasn’t time for them yet.
Although Scorsone has hinted that Grey’s is unlikely to include her real-life pregnancy in the series, a recent Season 13 episode had her character, Dr. Amelia Shepherd, the one Anxiety about pregnancy. Scorsone isn’t the only Grey’s star to welcome a new bundle of joy.
In the season finale, Addison has to operate on Maya Bennett, her godchild, who was in a car accident on the way to the hospital to give birth. She and Naomi then reconcile. Addison breaks up with Pete and she and Sam finally become a couple.
Henry Montgomery is the son of Addison Forbes Montgomery and Jake Reilly.
In the season 15 finale, Teddy gives birth to her and Owen’s daughter, who they both name Allison, in honor of Teddy’s best friend, Allison Brown, who died during 9/11. After breaking up with Tom, Teddy confesses her feelings to Owen, to whom she reciprocates.
Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy (Kim Raver) get married in an unexpected way with their closest friends and family. Watch Grey’s Anatomy on THURSDAYS 9/8c on ABC and stream on Hulu.