Baby delivered by emergency c-section

Denise - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter was delivered by emergency c-section on feb. 2nd at 39 weeks because drop in heart rate durring contractions. When she was born she was sheet white with very little blood of her own. Apparently there was a problem with the placenta, a very rare disorder where baby bleeds into mom. She had a blood transfusion and was in the N.I.C.U. for three days befor going to the regular nursery and in the hospital 3 days longer than me. I feel truely blessed to have her home, especially because most pregnancies with this disorder end in still birth, but at the same time I am so overwhelmed, she is a peanut only 5 lbs. 9.2 oz. at birth and now she is only 5.5 lbs. I'm having a hard time getting her weight up. I'm breast feeding and supplamenting with formula to no avail. Besides the weight issue she has what appears to be a cyst on her spine and has to get x-rays and an ultra sound to make sure it is nothing more serious. Has anyone else dealt with either of these issues before? If so I could use some advise!

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Adrienne - posted on 02/14/2010

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Cant really offer advice as i have nver heard of either conditions, terribly sorry for your added stress! Keep up with the breastmilk as much as you can, I have had two go thru extended stays in nicu so i can sympathize with that aspect. Hopefully she'lls tart adding a couple ounces to her little self soon! Congratulations on your little girl tho! And on a personal note, please make sure to reach out to your support systems, its easy to be overwhelmed especially under special circumstances!

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