Taevon's birth story

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Registered: 01-14-2008
Taevon's birth story
Wed, 07-20-2011 - 12:20am
At 35 weeks I vent over to pick up clothes and I felt a gush of fluid. I went into the bathroom to look and it was blood. The bleeding didn't stop I soaked a pad in 10 min on my way to the hospital. When we got there I was told I had a placental abruption. Both me and the baby would die without an emergency c-section.
During the c-section I had immense pain across my rib cage which they said was deferred pain, so I basically I could feel them cutting except for it was in my ribs. They gave me something for the pain and I immediately threw up all over me and the operating table. My ds being born early was immediately taken to be worked on and then placed under oxygen. I didn't even get to meet him until hours later.
This birth was completely different from what I had planned. With dd I had an all natural birth at a hospital and this one around I was planning on a natural birth at a birthing center. I was so excited to so it this way.
The way things went down was very traumatic and my son is still dealing with medical problems four months later. I am dealing with depression related to the whole birth experience. I cried everyday for the first two weeks. I am hoping that I can offer support to those with similar experiences and also for some understanding in return.
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Registered: 10-06-2012
Sun, 10-21-2012 - 12:15pm

Welcome n thanks for sharing your story with us.

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 07-20-2011 - 11:31am
WELCOME and THANK YOU for sharing your story!!

The whole thing is just so terrifying, and I wish there was more warning signs before something like this happens!! I just can't imagine the fear! But, thank the Lord, that Taevon has made it through this far!

I know you've been through so much with him, and I do pray the worst of it is behind you now!

I know your experiences, both your dd's natural birth and Taevon's traumatic c-section birth, will bring much help and support to others who have/will faced similar experiences!!