Cassandra - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
Has anyone else on here had a pre-term baby due to placental abrubtion?
I had bleeding all throughout my pregnancy, the doctors sent me for many ultrasounds and tests and couldn’t find anything wrong. It resulted in alot of bed rest and time away from work. My doctor said from the beginning natural labor would be the course of action. Turned out that my boy decided to stay breech for almost the whole pregnancy. It was the day when my baby’s gestational age was 34 weeks 5 days, I awoke from a nap on the couch, stood up and there was blood everywhere. I went to the closest hospital around where I live and the doctor said I was fine but my fiancé and myself didn’t think so. We continued to another hospital. I thought I would be going home just put on bed rest like the rest of the pregnancy. The minute the doctor hooked me up to the machines he freaked and said you will be on an airplane shortly, I am sending you to a larger center immediately. I was in natural labor for about 2 days they told me but the contractions weren’t overly strong yet, It felt like my baby was kicking me, which was no change from the rest of the pregnancy as I was used to him being very active and kicking me in the lower part of my stomach. The plane couldn’t land to pick me up because there was too much ice on the landing pad so they told me this baby is coming out now or he will die. I was rushed to be prepped for surgery, I cant even begin to explain the overwhelming feelings I was having. The minute they took me into the operating room I was like "somebody please kill me" lol. I got the epidural and I didn’t even flinch while they administered it. I had 3 IV's and a oxygen tube, between all the people and cords I think that’s what makes it so scary, not to mention how cold it is in there. Once the epidural kicked in my body felt so nice, it took half the worry away. When they were taking my baby out I did feel the pulling and tugging but it didn’t hurt. I explained it to my mom as "a couple of wolves fighting over road kill." lol I had two doctors, one on each side. My baby was out in minutes and I was stitched up. My baby was sent in ambulance to the NICU in Edmonton as I was left in a rural hospital. I got to touch his hand and he was gone. I had a placental abruption; my baby and I are both very lucky to be alive.
When I look back I would definitely have another c-section. It is now 7 weeks, 3 days later and I feel great! I also ended up getting a uterus infection after the section which I was giving antibiotics for. The third day in the hospital I stopped taking pain killers. I’m not going to lie that first time you get up and out of that bed it feels terrible but once you start moving it gets better. I now have a light scar that is about 3 inches in length and is fully covered by bikini bottoms. Emergency C-Section saved myself and my baby's life. The scariest thing I ever endured was when the drugs started wearing off and I was surrounded by my family but my baby had been taken away.
I would like to hear other people experiences and how you feel about it post partum.