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Unexpected birth!

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Whew! So, I gave birth to my sweet Willa on feb 1st at 7:03 pm, after a smooth induction for what was initially diagnosed as cholestasis.  The birth was good, but tough! Pitocin contractions without an epidural are kinda rough. And I definitely learned that faster is not better. 

Unfortunately, about two hours after I delivered, while resting in bed, I had a seizure.  They aren't sure what caused it, but are calling it atypical eclampsia. So, I was in the ICU for 36 hours or so on a mgso4 drip, and had all sorts of crazy work ups and tests.  On top of that, when I had my seizure, I dislocated my left shoulder and fractured my arm just a bit, so needless to say, my postpartum period as been quite complicated.

 

Willa has been great! Awesome nurser, stellar baby and just a little peanut at 6 lbs 7oz. 

 

But, hey, nobody worry, I got the rare complication out of the way for our group! You'll all be fie now!

post #2 of 22
Congrats on your little one! :)I'm glad everything turned out okay!
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by cileag View Post

Whew! So, I gave birth to my sweet Willa on feb 1st at 7:03 pm, after a smooth induction for what was initially diagnosed as cholestasis.  The birth was good, but tough! Pitocin contractions without an epidural are kinda rough. And I definitely learned that faster is not better. 

Unfortunately, about two hours after I delivered, while resting in bed, I had a seizure.  They aren't sure what caused it, but are calling it atypical eclampsia. So, I was in the ICU for 36 hours or so on a mgso4 drip, and had all sorts of crazy work ups and tests.  On top of that, when I had my seizure, I dislocated my left shoulder and fractured my arm just a bit, so needless to say, my postpartum period as been quite complicated.

 

Willa has been great! Awesome nurser, stellar baby and just a little peanut at 6 lbs 7oz. 

 

But, hey, nobody worry, I got the rare complication out of the way for our group! You'll all be fie now!

lol thanks I guess?  Congrats!  Willa is such a cute name!

post #4 of 22

Congratulations on a smooth birth and healthy baby!  I like the name Willa!  And I'm impressed that you avoided an epidural on pitocin.  So sorry you had to go through a scary complication like that hug2.gif.  I hope it's all behind you by now, and that your arm heals up quickly.

post #5 of 22

i am glad that you are okay and congratulations on your baby girl! such a pretty name stillheart.gif

post #6 of 22

Wow, congratulations on your new little girl.  I hope you recover quickly!

post #7 of 22

What a story you'll have to tell Willa. :)

Congrats, and heal quickly!

post #8 of 22

pitocin w/out epidural is EVIL.yikes2.gif

 

Congrats on your lovely little Willa (so far- definitely a girl-themed group here!) and beautiful name.

 

I'm so sorry about your seizure and subsequent complications!  So glad you were able to be monitored and treated quickly and that it's resolved!!!  that's also terrifying.

 

hug2.gif

 

Rest, heal and snuggle that baby girl!!!

post #9 of 22

Congratulations! Sending you healing vibes as you rest up and recover.

post #10 of 22

Congrats and welcome Willa!  Hope you are feeling better soon.  Enjoy your little girl!

post #11 of 22

Wow, welcome Willa!  Hope you heal quickly. 

 

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Originally Posted by cileag View Post

 

But, hey, nobody worry, I got the rare complication out of the way for our group! You'll all be fie now!

  Thanks ;)

 

Happy Babymoon!

post #12 of 22
Oh what a sweet name I love it! Congrats, mama, even though you sustained some unexpected damage out of the deal, yikes! Hope you're healing up and resting and being well taken care of.
post #13 of 22

Congrats!  Another beautiful name!  So sorry about the events that followed the birth - I hope you're getting lots of good rest and care now!

post #14 of 22

Congratulations on your little girl, love the name :). I hope your recovery goes smooth and no more seizures for you.

post #15 of 22

So glad you're alright. Congratulations on baby Willa...sounds like a crazy freight-train of a delivery!

post #16 of 22

Congrats on your little girl! I hope you heal quickly!

post #17 of 22

Congratulations, mama! Praying for health, peace, and happiness for you and your family. Willa is a darling name, btw smile.gif

post #18 of 22

Cileag-

 

Congraultions on the birth of your baby girl!  I am so sorry to hear about your scary complications, I hope you have stabilized now and that your arm is healing up too.  Lots of healing and speedy recovery thoughts to you!

post #19 of 22

Congrats on  your little girl. I'm so sorry about your subsequent complications, that must have been scary for you and your partner! And sorry that your oostpartum period is so complicated, hopefully you heal up very quickly! hug2.gif

post #20 of 22

Congratulations on the birth of Willa. Welcome, little one!

 

I'm so sorry to hear about your unexpected complications, but glad to know that you both pulled through. Lots of love and healing to you in your recovery/babymoon period.

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