What were the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth?
When I was 29 weeks, I went in for a regular checkup. Since the appointment, I had just 2 weeks prior been cancelled due to an emergency c-section, my doctor had to attend. My blood pressure was 160/120. My doctor had me admitted to the hospital for a 24-hour stay and after an almost 72-hour stay, they determined I had severe pre-eclampsia.
What complications, diagnoses or surgeries did you or your child face?
With pre-eclampsia, the baby and I faced several complications. Since the condition was so severe, they were worried I would start having seizures. After monitoring the baby for over 24 hours, they discovered his heart rate was dropping. After an ultrasound, they discovered he was measuring too small and decided to take him. At 30 weeks, my son was delivered via c-section. He weighed 2 lbs 4 ozs and stayed in the NICU for 8 weeks. [Continue reading]