Annette- I am so grateful that you shared your story. It is one of the most moving things I've ever read. I'm so glad that you are all okay.
The amazing birth of Matthew and Molly, followed by PPH and peripartum cardiomyopathy - Page 2
"My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life."
Take care and continue to treat yourself gently.
Annette what a traumatic experience, as well as a joyful arrival. I wish you all the best as you heal physically, mentally and emotionally. I hope you will treat yourself with the kindness and gentleness you often show as a moderator here (mixed with wit). I hope you'll reach out for and get any support you need. My thoughts and wishes are with you!
Wow, this is one of the most amazing and intense birth stories I've ever read...it has truly touched my heart and my soul, thank you so much, Annette. You are a gifted writer--I felt like I was right along with you as you told the intimate details of your story. You are an amazing mother, an inspiring soul...god bless you and your family
Oh, my. That was not the birth story I was expecting to read! Your babies are gorgeous - I hope you'll be snuggling them at home, breastfeeding and rereading the last Harry Potter book very soon! :) Making it to 38 weeks and delivering them both vaginally is an impressive achievement... and I'm glad you survived the experience!
Annette, I see people on vents every day, and still your picture of you on the vent breaks my heart. You had some really amazing and exceptional caregivers. I really hope someday soon when you have a moment you can write them a thank you. In our hospital those letters are read and reread and savored over, no matter who did the good deed. It brings us together so much as a team to know that we made some horrible experience better for another human being.
Beyond that...you are an exceptional woman who has been given an exceptional gift. Your babies are beautiful and so are you.
Annette - Thank you for sharing your story. You are one incredibly brave mama!
You, Molly, Matthew, and your family have been, and continue to be, in my prayers throughout this trying and miraculous time.
You were so blessed to have incredible caregivers, especially the lactation consultant and your midwife! What a miracle that the doc on call in the OR was a cardiologist!
I pray for your full, speedy recovery and lots of wonderful, quality, tandem-nursing time with the twins.
Love, light, and healing to you and your family.
I have no incredible words to put here, but WOW!! That story was touching, amazing, and scary but beautiful. It must have taken a great deal of strength and it was very fortunate that your mommy radar was on and you made all the best choices for your babies, family and personal health. It may have been a rough start, but you sound like you had the best support that any person in a situation like that could have asked for. Your Molly and Matthew are absolute dolls I wish you and your whole family nothing but health, happiness, healing and also one of the Happiest Holidays you can have this year.
It can't have been easy to recount your story Annette, but it was wonderfully written and I am so gladyou shared it. So many things aligned just right in order for the right people to be there to help you, it just seems meant or divined.
Your babies are absolutely gorgeous! THe pic of you on the vent holding them is heartbreaking adn incredibly beautiful all at the same time.
Health and healing to you mama!