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|Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:28pm|
I recently found out I'm pregnant again, after having my son by emergency c-section August 21, 2008. It is still very early, maybe 3 weeks, but because of the c-section 4 months ago, I already know I'll be having a repeat c-section. My situation is a little unusual, in that my son passed away shortly after the delivery. You see, while I was having a non-stress test done ( I was 39 weeks along) they saw that Liams heart was slowing, and rushed me into surgery. I was given a general as there was no time for an epideral. The cause of death was a fetomaternal hemorrhage, basically he bled out into me. I have had many, many, blood tests, and everything has come back normal. There was no trauma, or hypertension, so the doctors are at a loss as to why this happened. While discussing our "plan" for the next pregnancy, my doctor assured my that I was healthy, and that she would prefer a repeat c-section, as we both feel better in a more controlled environment. Due to the circumstances, she also knows of our desire for a child, and recommended I have 2-3 normal cycles before conceiving again. Well, I had 2, and here I am.
Since I was knocked out during the delivery of Liam, I really don't know what to expect during a planned c-section. I am, understandably, very nervous about being awake during the surgery. Do you mind giving my a brief outline on what happens from the time you're admitted, and roughly how long you're in surgery for? I would really appreciate any advice you ladies can share with me.
missing Liam everyday, and hopeful for the future!