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<p>One of the best friends I have in the world is in the hospital this morning and will be for the next two weeks if all goes as hoped.  She is 32/33 weeks pregnant and woke up with bleeding early this morning.  She was alone with her 4 year old at the time and had to call her boyfriend who lives elsewhere and then the ambulance.   All the while with copius amounts of blood.  I am so heartbroken for her.  This throws her homebirth and peaceful recovery out the window.  </p>
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<p>I know that the biggest thing is a healthy baby, which she has right now.  And for that I can hope for nothing more.  But she had a c-sect with her first and it was horrid and she wanted to avoid all docs and all interventions this time.  She wanted peace and I know that she will not be delivering the way she wanted.  </p>
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<p>At this point they will deliver her baby within the next two weeks.  Hopefully the far side.  But that means that she will be hospitalized on bed rest until the baby comes.  She has placenta previa.  The docs are hoping to give baby more time, but nothing is certain.  </p>
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<p>Please keep my friend in your thoughts as she spends her holiday hanging on to the shred of sanity and hope she can muster.</p>
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<p><span><img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"> prayers for your friend, uncertainty can be the scariest thing</span></p>
 

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<p>That is a scary situation.  I'll be thinking of her and the babe and hope that he/she stays in there at least a few more weeks.  Either way, she is far enough along that most likely, the baby will be ok.  Here's hoping to that!!!</p>
 

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<p>due date club crashing here...</p>
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<p>That would have to be a tough thing to go through. Your friend is lucky to have a good friend like you who notices her feelings. I think the best thing you could do for her is be a shoulder to cry on. She will hear over and over "all that matters is a healthy baby" and I don't think that's always true. Yes, we want healthy babies, but we also want birth experiences that are satisfying to us and the loss of those experiences can be harsh.</p>
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<p>My thoughts are with your friend and her family. It's so great she has a friend who understands and can support her. </p>
 

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<p>Well, my friend had her baby today.  She had a little boy at one day shy of 35 weeks.  He's in the NICU, but is doing well and she was able to hold him and he is on minimal oxygen support.  He was  HUGE though.  The steroid shot she got a couple weeks ago did it's job and he was 6lbs 10 oz!  She should be able to room in starting tomorrow  if he picks up on his breathing!  Yeah, she also was able to retain her uterus (they had her sign the permission to perform a hysterectomy if necessary) as she did NOT have placenta accreta!  So she is very very tired (lots of blood loss) but is doing well and has been able to hold her baby!  Nursing will start for her tomorrow when baby hits 24 hours!  </p>
 

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<p>Wow! That's great to hear!</p>
 

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<p>that's awesome! i wasn't able to hold my son until he was 5 days old and nurse until he was 6 days old. the hospital grade pump at the hospital was a great help until then.</p>
 

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<p>Such a scary thing for her to experience! I pray that her recovery goes better than expected and that her boy has been nursing like a champ!</p>
 
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