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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Success Story
« on: April 23, 2019 at 03:05 AM »
So happy for you! Thanks for sharing!

I delivered my daughter on 03-16 at 11:15 am after my water broke (PROM) at 38 weeks 0 days. She was 9 lbs 15 oz and 21.25 inches long. Her apgar scores were 5 and 7. She had a difficult time with her respirations when she was born. Her blood sugar was 26.

Nicu assessed her but by then, she was doing better so was sent to newborn nursery. It was discovered that she had a heart murmur and different blood pressures in her limbs. She was admitted to NICU for two days for testing. Her symptoms normalized and it was determined her heart murmur was non life threatening and she was returned to maternity. I had to out her on formula for a few days to regulate her blood sugar.

Despite not being able to nurse at first, we are exclusively breastfeeding 8 days later. I am very thankful for that as I didnt think she would transition when my milk came in.
She was also given phototherapy for newborn jaundice and we were able to go home.

My csection was uneventful. The placenta previa had corrected itself and despite having an anterior placenta, it was far enough away from the scar tissue that it didnt cause any problems. My intestine was adhered to my uterus but they were able to free it. My doctor said that I had less adhesions than he expected for a 6th csection. The baby was out in 5 minutes and my whole surgery done in less than an hour.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short Cervix
« on: March 18, 2019 at 01:01 AM »
I delivered Saturday due to Prom at 38 weeks 0 days. My baby was large for gestational size and is NICU with a heart murmur and problems with her blood sugar control.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 11, 2019
« on: March 16, 2019 at 03:16 AM »
My water broke and I am in the hospital waiting delivery. This is the 4th time I have had PROM but thankfully we made it to term this time.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 11, 2019
« on: March 15, 2019 at 02:18 PM »
My blood pressure was normal with no protein in urine so the doctor isnt thinking preeclampsia. If I start having stroke like symptoms or my migraines get significantly worse, I am supposed to go to the ER.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Short Cervix
« on: March 15, 2019 at 01:00 AM »
I am so sorry you are having these complications. I hope that your bedrest while difficult will keep your baby safe inside for many weeks/months to come? I have been on full bedrest this pregnancy for a few months and modified bedrest since then. I know how difficult it is. How many other children do you have?

Was your son who came at 28 weeks ok? It is understandable being emotionally strung out when both your pregnancies so far have been extremely difficult and so far beyond what most people around you probably experience. Don't be hard on yourself for struggling. I think most people in your position would struggle. I am glad you are doing better and hope that each day brings more hope to you.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 11, 2019
« on: March 15, 2019 at 12:47 AM »
I have been testing blood pressure at home and it has been normal. I have been dizzy but I am recovering from post concussion syndrome and my eyes being knocked out of proper alignment from an accident I had in 2016 so dizzy and seeing spots can be normal for me. I see the doctor this morning and will make sure to tell him.

Congratulations! Im glad things turned out so well for you with your recent delivery!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story
« on: March 14, 2019 at 12:37 AM »
Welcome! I'm sorry to hear that you've had so many struggles this pregnancy. I wish you continued success and that tge procedure to help with lung development is successful.

I am sorry to hear about your water breaking and the emotional struggles you are having. My water broke with my last pregnancy at 34 weeks 5 days and I had a csection the next day. My little one spent 5 days in NICU and was able to come home. Hopong you have a good outcome as well!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 11, 2019
« on: March 14, 2019 at 12:31 AM »
I've made it to 37 weeks 5 days. My csection is scheduled for next Tuesday. I've had horrible migraines all week and havent been functioning well. I hope they are from the hormonal fluctuations from coming off the Makena and nearing the end of pregnancy.

My csection is being done in main operating room due to the placenta being close to my prior csection scars. I am hoping for the best.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 4, 2019
« on: March 04, 2019 at 11:07 PM »
I am 36 + 3 weeks pregnant now. I have been having a lot of braxton hicks contractions today so I dont know how much longer we have. My csection has been scheduled for March 19th at 38 weeks 3 days. I only have two weeks left at the most. Ive been busy homeschooling my children.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: PPROM @ 31w 5d
« on: February 05, 2019 at 05:01 PM »
I had pprom at 34 weeks 5 days with my last pregnancy. The doctor insisted on a csection instead of letting me wait. My son spent 5 days in NICU and is now healthy and almost 3. I think it would be great for you to make it to 37 weeks if you can. I agree with your doctor to try to drown out the residents. They all have an opinion and its not always the best one.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 5, 2019
« on: February 05, 2019 at 04:57 PM »
I'm 32 weeks now. Things seem to be stable. There were some concerns about the babies growth as the abdomen was measuring big so I am eating the gestational diabetes diet although I passed my 3 hour sugar test. I'm not having a shower as I have what I need from prior pregnancies and this is my 7th viable pregnancy.

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