Hi All -
I’m not writing this to freak anyone out…but I have been posting on this board since my pregnancy began and I felt the need to update everyone on what has happened.
What has happened is the unbelievable. My water broke (with no warning) at 26 weeks 2 days. I was rushed to the emergency room…with optimistically no other signs of labor. They confirmed my water broke and then I went thru a 36 hour period of steroid shots (to build up the babies’ lungs) and magnesium IV (to prevent labor). After the 36 hours they took me off the magnesium and without any other signs of labor, it looked promising I would be on strict bed rest in the hospital for about 7 weeks…carefully monitored. I hoped to deliver at 34 weeks.
About 24 hours after they stopped the magnesium I went into labor. They couldn’t stop it. I was having contractions and when they checked me I was already 3 cm. dilated with Baby A’s hand sticking out! I was rushed into the OR for an emergency c-section.
As soon as I came out of the operating room they put Baby A on my chest. She had passed way after only a few breaths. She looked perfect.
Baby B is currently the equivalent of 27 weeks and 2 days. She is doing really well in the NICU. Breathing on her own and using a feeding tube. We are very hopeful for her progress! And looking forward till we can take her home.
I TRULY HOPE THAT NONE OF YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THE PAIN OF LOSING A CHILD OR HAVING A PRE-TERM BABY THAT NEEDS NICU SUPPORT. But I needed to share my story.