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Hi everyone, I'm new here.<br>
I'm Pauli, I have a 21 month old dd, Kelsey and am ttc.<br>
I lost my first baby at 25 weeks on November 12, 2003 to a rare condition called limb-body wall complex, which in my case was most likely caused by amnionic band syndrome.<br>
It was the worst experience of my life. I actually made the decision to terminate the pregnancy because there was no chance he could live outside my body and was unlikely to make it to term, or even a few more days. I live in Alaska and our hospital wasn't equipped to "deal with the situation" so I had to go to Seattle. There they told me that my placenta was partially across my cervix and when the baby passed if my body expelled him, I could bleed to death. If my body didn't expell him, I would need to be induced or have a D&C neither one of which could be done in my hometown. SO, I let them induce labor and he was born still 12 hours later. I was devastated.<br>
But then I conceived again just five weeks later (by accident, sort of). Kelsey was born naturally in the water on her due date after a perfect pregnancy marred only by my own fears and is a joy. She has multiple food allergies which is a challenge but we're hopeful she'll outgrow that.<br>
We are ttc now and I had a miscarriage in May. No idea why, I was only five weeks along. It actually didn't bother me too much, I think because with my loss, two doctors told me that I "should have miscarried" and they didn't know why I hadn't. I feel like the baby we lost in May wasn't healthy and that spirit is still waiting for a healthy body.<br>
Right now, AF is due on Friday but I've been feeling "funny" for about a week. I am about sitting on my hands to keep from testing early (I get really obsessive about the tests and this time I swore I was waiting until AF was at least DUE! I don't need to buy a case of hpt's this time, I really don't.).<br>
Sorry this is so long, but I hope to hang around and get to know some of you....and if you could keep your fingers crossed for me for a couple days, gosh, I'd appreciate it!
 

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Hey there! Welcome to the forum. I joined in [email protected] 9 mos preggy with Alexis..we lost her @ 39 weeks to placenta abruption & uterine rupture (we're not sure which one came first). Then I came on over to this part of the forum. We are also in our tww...I think? LOL..not sure...but no AF yet..I'm a few days late, but trying to keep from testing. I've wasted alot of test last week BEFORE I was even late<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I'm that impatient lol. Anyway, wish you luck!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 
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