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Hi, guys.  Thought I'd join my new DDC. 

 

Two weeks ago, a day shy of 23 weeks, I woke up to a huge gush of fluid and thought my water had broken.  I went to the hospital and they did several tests (including looking at the fluid under a microscope and an ultrasound of the baby to measure his fluid levels), and everything came back normal - it wasn't fluid.  They sent me home. 

 

Two days later, I woke up to heavy bleeding and a large clot.  Went to the hospital later that day and I'd apparently developed an amniotic leak between my two hospital visits, b/c they measured baby's fluid again and he had almost none.  I was terrified and thought I'd have to have the baby that night, but between three to four rounds of magnesium sulfate, receiving a total of three units of blood, and constant hospital bedrest (sometimes without bathroom privileges, sometimes without food), and especially with lots of prayers, I've managed to stay pregnant and fever-free and baby has always sounded awesome on the monitor. 

 

This week has been my best one yet.  I'm still having occasional small bleeds, and leaking out water as often as I make more, but my last "big" bleeds were Saturday night/early Sunday morning.  I'm hoping to stay stable from here on out.  They're going to try to get me to 35 weeks, where they told me the risks from a premature delivery are lower then than the risks of developing an infection, at which point they will induce me. 

 

So that is the Cliff Notes version.  I've also been writing down in a Word document what's happening from day to day since this whole thing started, and that crazy thing is 15 pages long already, lol.  But I just wanted to come in and introduce myself and give a bit of my story.  :)  This pregnancy was supposed to have been my second homebirth, but I am at peace with whatever may happen next.


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Big welcome hugs! grouphug.gif Be well and keep us updated!


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welcome!  I hope everything continues to go well and you are able to keep baby in as long as possible.

 

 


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Wow, what a roller coaster ride!  Welcome... I hope your next couple of weeks are uneventful and that baby continues to do fine.  Keep us updated on your progress!!


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Welcome. :)

 

Lets hope your next few weeks go really well.


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Wow Harmony, you and your LO are such troopers! hug2.gif Hang in there, you're doing great! Please keep us updated...


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What a journey for you and your family... It sounds like you have a great care team and I hope things continue to stabilize for you!


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Welcome and best wishes for you, the baby, and your family.  We'll all be thinking about you!  Keep us updated.

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Welcome! Sending you loads of positive vibes to keep you LO in there as long as possible.


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Welcome!

 

I'm a little baffled, because unless they start doing a lot of vaginal exams, if you make it that far, the risk of infection really doesn't increase. If fact, there's a good chance the leak will reseal & unless you've inadvertently been infected before that happens, your risk of infection would be pretty much the same as anyone else's. And every extra day your baby can stay in, even after 35 weeks, will make things much easier on both of you.  I'm just really confused why they think the risk of infection would suddenly be so much higher than the risk of having a pre-term baby, especially when you can decrease the risk of infection by taking a lot of Vitamin C.


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welcome, andrea!  i hope you can hang in there long enough to even join the february DDC!  orngbiggrin.gif


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Welcome! Wow! I'm sorry you are going through so much...but you know us mamas will do anything for our babies luxlove.gif Hang in there! I hope you are surrounded by tons of support! 


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Baby born this morning via emergency c section for complete placental abruption. 1 lb 13 oz. Doing well.

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Oh Andrea,  you and your little one are in my prayers... Hang in there!!!


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I'm so sorry that baby wasn't able to stay in there longer. I'm glad that you are both doing okay, though. Your family is in my thoughts. hug2.gif

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oh, andrea, i'm so sorry to hear this, but glad he seems to be doing well, considering.  do keep us posted!  welcome, baby!


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Welcome to the world, little one!  I am sending you and the babe lots of positive energy.  Hang in there.hug2.gif


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Oh my, so little!!  Glad baby is doing well, hope you are as well.  Lots of prayers being sent your way for quick recovery and as little time as possible in the hospital for you both!


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Welcome to the world, little one.  Hang on tight and prove what an awesome fighter you are!


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Andrea, oh my goodness. Keeping you & your family close in my thoughts...


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Baby born this morning via emergency c section for complete placental abruption. 1 lb 13 oz. Doing well.


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What a roller coaster you have been riding....love and healing thoughts  to you all

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I was so hoping you'd be able to keep your little one in full term despite everything. I'm really sorry to hear this and sending lots of good thoughts to both of you.


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Wow!  I will be praying for you and your little one.  I was a 2.5# premie 35y ago... they can do amazing things.  Blessings!


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Thinking of you and your tiny guy!  Lots of love to you both.


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Sending you lots of thoughts and prayers! Keep us updated when you are able. hug2.gif


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My goodness, how beautiful and tiny!!  Hang in there, little one!!!  Stay strong, Andrea!


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