Amanda Lily Rose - posted on 02/27/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
I got pregnant with my first son and had a perfect pregnancy. At 32 weeks 3 days my water broke, so we rushed to the hospital I was delivering at. I found out I indeed break my waters and that I was already 4 cm dilated. They gave shots to develop the lungs and some others shots to slow the labor. The doctor told me they couldn't deliver premie babies because they aren't equipped to do so, she was going to ship me to North Bay because that was the only available hospital. We were in Almonte Ontario, close to Ottawa. My whole family was there. She said they couldn't airlift me because the attendants haven't delivered babies before so she but plane tickets for my birth companion and I to take a plane there. Stupid huh? She also told me that my baby would probably die. I was 16 at the time. My parents kicked the doctor from the room. So my birth companion, nurse and I drove in the ambulance to the Ottawa airport. The nurse told me I was 8 cm dilated and she couldn't give me any drugs to slow the labor, she wasn't allowed because they weren't at hospital. To top that she told me she wasn't allowed on board the airplane it was just my birth companion and I. The ambulance stopped at the airport and I had to push. They were going to take me out and I said no f***ing way! I delivered him right there and then! The whole labor was 4 hours long. They rushed me to the Ottawa General hospital where the maternity ward had like no moms in it and the NICU wasn't full! He was healthy, breathing on his own and a good 4 lbs 1.3ozs! They gave me an emergency DNC because my placenta wouldn't detach. Placenta Accretia. He stayed 2 weeks in the hospital gaining some weight and learning to breastfeed. They were going to make him stay full term but he was doing awesome so he got to come home!
My second some, I immediately asked to be considered high risk, so I was being seen by the General...no concerns perfect pregnancy until 33 weeks . I went to get checked by the doctor something didn't feel right to find out I was 1 cm dilated! Went directly to general to have over 40 hours of labor! He came perfect healthy at 5 lbs 5 ozs. Same thing they needed to give me a DNC to remove the placenta only this time I hemmoraged. They told me not to have any more children in case of the risk of bleeding even more! My second stayed in for two weeks and came, he needed to learn to eat better.
My third munchkin came as a surprise and I was being seen high risk at the civic. They observed my pregnancy with ultrasounds every week to catch the accretia but couldn't see it, watched my cervix but nothing. I went into preterm labor at 27 weeks..gave me shots to stop it..and I was fine..I got cramping until 36 weeks with no excitement, They told me to come in if my water broke. It did at 36 weeks but after three days no contractions I went in to confirm my water did break and they induced me. They gave me an mri to see if i did have accretia only to see my placenta was in my back. I had him in six hours healthy at 6lbs 14 ozs. My placenta came out perfectly no problems. He came home right away with me too! I learned my problem was I had a heart shaped uterus that prevents me from going to term and because i had accretia once it doubles my chances to have it again, it was an 80% to develop it for a third time, very lucky!
My boys are 5yrs, 4 yrs and 7 months. No problems! :)