our delivery/preg. exp. with sid kids

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our delivery/preg. exp. with sid kids
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Tue, 11-23-2004 - 7:43pm

Just curious...How were all your pregnancies and deliveries with your sid kids?

My pregnancy was wonderful - no complications. I was induced three days early - everything went pretty smooth except for having to push for 2 1/2 hrs and when I delivered him his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. We've always wondered if his sid and delays are from lack of oxygen. I guess I will never really know why????

Kim

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Tue, 11-23-2004 - 7:57pm

Hi Kim:

That is an interesting question. My pregnancy and Adam's delivery were somewhat problematic. I almost went into preterm labor at 32 weeks which they stopped with anticontraction medication. Then I had to be on bedrest for five weeks. Then I started showing signs of preeclampsia so they had to induce me also at 37 weeks. Then there was failure of the labor to progress and fetal heart decels so they did a c-section. Then it turned out that Adam's cord was wrapped around his neck loosely three times, but his Apgar scores were fine. I had a few episodes of fetal heart decels briefly which were unexplained on maybe two stress tests during my third trimester and decreasing amniotic fluid level which was being watched. I have a theory that Adam's cord may have been causing oxygen deprivation also, but obviously I will never know for sure. His brain MRI was normal at eleven months, but it may have to be repeated at some point.

The other thing which happened after Adam was born which may have contributed to his issues was he had pyloric stenosis surgery with general anesthesia when he was seven weeks old. He had major projectile vomiting for months, first due to the stenosis and then to reflux before it was finally straightened out when he was six months old.

It will be interesting to see what other people have to say about this.

-Debbie

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Tue, 11-23-2004 - 8:06pm

hmmm...that is interesting. Gabriel was hospitalized for four days when he was four days old b/c he had some twitching one one side of his body and they wanted to rule out siezures. They also did an MRI and spinal tap along with MANY other tests .. it was awful. All his tests came back normal. He also was a projectile vomiter and slowly grew out of it.

Kim

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Tue, 11-23-2004 - 9:12pm

I am interested in this theory also. I met someone and we where talking about this. She said everyone she knew that their kids had sid had some sort of trauma either during birth cord wrapped around neck or something happened during pregnancy.


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Wed, 11-24-2004 - 4:44am

My doc termed my pregnancy the "perfect pregnancy". I had absolutely no issues, no cravings, no mood swings, and really no aches or pains and only gained 24 lbs, all in belly (no stretch marks, etc).

Then came the delivery! lol! We knew my contractions were insanely close right off the bat...there was no build up. When my doc broke my water, there was so much blood (both old blood that was dried and new) that he had to get an ultrasound in the room just to see if the water had really broke because with all the blood he couldn't tell. We found the water had broke but you could see dark fluid rising pretty fast all around Makenna. Her heart beat was fine but he said that was blood filling up around her and we were rushed off to an emergency C-section. He found the membrane around the placenta had ruptured pretty badly and as soon as they delivered Makenna, they pumped her little stomach and whisked her away. I've always thought that the C-section didn't prepare her for touch (didn't go through the squeezing motion of the birth canal) and then the first touch she experienced was extremely negative (stomach pumping). She has EXTREME tactile defensiveness and has since birth!

Shanna & Makenna (20 months)
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Wed, 11-24-2004 - 10:18pm

Full term & uneventful pregnancy here..


Madison was a scheduled C-section & that went smoothly...


She had loads of problems, however, in the first two years of her life with persistent ear infections -- she ended up with tubes at the ripe age of 17 months...


If I had to put my finger on anything it would have to be her ear problems ~~ who knows, right?

Colleen~ Mom of Morgan, 10 -- Madison, 6 & Maxwell, 34months!


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Sat, 11-27-2004 - 7:04pm

Mine was probably a little more eventful than most.

               

 

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Mon, 11-29-2004 - 5:31pm
My pg was totally normal. Had a UTI, that was about it. Delivery was 9 hours of labor. Meconium (sp?) but she didn't seem to swallow it. The one thing I did notice (and this was a HUGE difference between my 2 pgs) was her activity level was much higher, even before birth. then she was an continual nurser (still so oral!) and wouldn't sleep unless she was held from the minute she was born.
Michele
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Mon, 11-29-2004 - 5:51pm

You know Michele it is funny that you say that.

               

 

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Mon, 11-29-2004 - 9:52pm

You know, Makenna BARELY moved at all in my belly unless someone TOUCHED my stomach and then she kicked the crap out of me! lol! I accidentally pushed my stomach against a table once and she proceeded to kick so hard at the table, that she shook it! My in-law's were amazed! Even when trying to do the ultrasound to see if she was a girl or boy, she seemed to follow the ultrasound tech around and kicked every spot he put the monitor on! It's pretty bad when the tech turns to you and says, "Wow...good luck to you guys." lol! But as long as she wasn't being touched she seemed to never move at all...and that is exactly how she is now! She's SO MAJORLY mellow and loves to just sit for 30 minutes at a time reading a book but go to touch her and she freaks out!

Shanna & Makenna (20 months)
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Tue, 11-30-2004 - 6:59am
Wow, that is so interesting! Shook the table? Boy that is strong! It is amazing that they are so similar now to before birth, isnt it?
Michele

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