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My Premie baby birth story

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From the beginning of my pregnancy I wanted a home birth in water. I knew my son was going to be my last child, and I truly wanted that experience. Until I hit 34 weeks. March 23rd I called my primary physician & told her something didn't feel right. I had a ton of pain in my abdomen and my baby wasn't moving much.  She referred me to the only OB practice in the area that takes my insurance & they basically told me "pregnancy sucks, you're fine, get over it." The weekend passes and I feel him moving less and less, but I was starting to get labor pains. I called the hospital near me & they told me 34 weeks was too early and despite my concerns, they would stop my labor and send me home.

Monday the 27th I was in labor and worried about my son. My mom took me to a different hospital to get a second opinion. They did an ultrasound and hooked myself and my son to the monitors, the on call OB determined he needed to come out because his placenta had begun to die, and he wasn't getting enough nutrients, something the OB I was referred to could've caught if they had listened to my concerns instead of brushing me off.  I starten on pitocin and walked & bounced on the birth ball. 

6 AM on March 28th I begged for an epidural. My first birth had been 12 hours of labor, 20 minutes of pushing, and medication free. I had wanted to do that again, but at this point after laboring 48+ hours on my own, my body was worn out. I was shaking uncontrolably and crying. After they placed it, my water broke and I knew things were going to go quickly from there. I texted my husband telling him the baby was coming within the next few hours & to try and make it. I napped off and on thanks to the epidural until I felt intense pressure and realized it was time to push. 

After two pushes and 5 minutes, Woodrow-James Digger Godwin made his way into this world at 11:43 AM. He weighed 5lb10Oz & was 18.5 inches long. He was placed on my chest for a moment, and then once we realized he was wheezing and struggling to breathe, he was whisked off to NICU. My mom followed him while the nurses stitched me up. I texted my husband again "baby is here but he's in NICU"

It was 4 days before I could hold him & 7 before he came home. 

He's now 5 weeks old & finally putting on weight and has adapted to life outside the womb very well. 

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mango_fandango

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Congrats on the baby he looks so cute! Yay that he's gaining weight

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Bethella

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Congratulations! Glad to hear he's doing well.

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MarblesMom

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Congratulations on a handsome son!

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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I'm very happy for you. :) Congratulations!

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EmainMacha

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 He's gorgeous! Congratulations!

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Lurker

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Congratulations!  He is adorable, enjoy every minute.

 

 

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Fun Undies

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He's adorable! <3  How scary, but so glad he's home, and safe and sound :]

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Vex

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I never seem to hear stories about staff who listen and respect your intuition right from the word go, it's always after seeing dismissive doctors that they appear (if at all) and to me it's another terrifying reason not to have kids. I'm really glad he's safe and doing well! The picture of the two of you is lovely.

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VelociRapture

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What a beautiful little boy!

I'm really sorry he came early and your Doctors didn't listen to you. Had they done so, you both may have had a little bit of an easier time. But you sound like you handled the situation like an absolute champ. Good job mommy, baby, and the entire family! :) 

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2manyKidzzz

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So glad all is well and he is adorable!!

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