Hello Fellow Mommies! - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 01-05-2013, 06:45 PM - Thread Starter
AJBatista's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi I'm Alicia and I'm new here. I'm actually already in my third trimester (28 weeks 3 days) but I have stayed low key and have not announced to anyone who is not in direct contact with me, because my last pregnancy was a very painful experience.


On May 11, 2012 I lost my baby girl, Arya Eve who was born extremely premature at only 23 weeks gestation. Everything had been going so well at first and then beginning at 18 weeks things started going down hill. I had begun bleeding and my cervix was beginning to shorten and dilate. By week 23 my placenta had separated itself from my uterus and I went into labor. Due to Arya's extreme prematurity she could not sustain life outside of my womb and passed away less than an hour after being born.


My heart was broken and my world felt dark, lonely, and uncertain. My midwife kept a close eye on me and by six weeks my body was back to normal. Everything looked healthy and I even went through one menstrual cycle. She gave us the okay to try again if we wanted and to our wondrous surprise we got pregnant after the very first try!


I never expected to be pregnant again so quickly and as terrified as I was I also felt that I needed to count my blessings and stay positive. So far everything has gone very smoothly and I have had no complications. I only have to get through another 2 1/2 months before baby is here and I am so excited!!!joy.gif

AJBatista is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 AM
QueenOfTheMeadow's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: with the wildlife
Posts: 18,213
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

Welcome to MDC, Alicia!  I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  I lost a baby girl at 16 weeks pregnant.  It is a very hard thing to deal with.  But I am so happy to hear about your pregnancy!  That is so exciting.  You might want to check out our Pregnancy After Birth Loss Forum. 

QueenOfTheMeadow is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 01-06-2013, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
AJBatista's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thank you so much!thanks.gif

AJBatista is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off