On Monday, after having very strong irregular ctxs over the weekend, I began bleeding and cramping. I went into L & D and the bleeding stopped and Pen sounded great on the monitors so my MW sent me home, still dilated but no worse for the wear, supposedly...well I started bleeding profusely shortly after I got home and went into the hospital again, this time for an ultrasound. My placenta was over 50 % abrupted and my MW and the obstetric surgeon both said that they thought that the stress of labor would literally blow the placenta off my uterine wall and that would be life threatening. So I underwent an emergency c-section. We got home a couple of hours ago and I am still pretty wiped and pretty sore. Definitely not how I envisioned Pen's birth, but we are beyond thrilled that she is here and beautiful and just amazing! She's breastfeeding like a champ and is the most peaceful little girl. Hope all is well mamas!
Here's a pic:
Kelly, married to the love of my life, Den , DD1 5/07 , 11/07, DD2 10/08 , DDS 8/10, expecting our next blessing this winter!
edit: How beautiful she is! I'm sorry it's not the birth you envisioned. Good to hear the breastfeeding is going well.
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
I'm sorry that it wasn't the birth you envisioned, but I think BVL said it best
write@home mama to big boy (04-06) and little boy (10-08)
and someone new in november
Kerri blessed single mama to Teresa 8/2/02, Madeleine 5/28/04, Andrew 6/25/06, and Isabelle 11/27/08
I'm so glad everything turned out OK, despite it not being the birth you wanted. It's definitely one of those times when we are lucky that c-section is an option. I hope your recovery is quick.
SAHM to 6.5yo DS and 4yo DD. PCOS with two early m/cs. Married 8 yrs. Certified birth doula, writer, editor.
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Sorry things weren't how you envisioned them, but I'm so happy you are both healthy and well!
RT knitting mama to 3 (& 8 who didn't make it) wife working on 13 years to a silly man who drives me crazy.