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by gterrytx
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What does it mean to be an "empowered patient"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: What does it mean to be an "empowered patient"?

I fluctuate between being okay with the lack of communication I received from my medical caregivers to being extremely frustrated. At 38 weeks I was medically induced due to pre-e. I was told that I was “very sick” with “severe” pre-ecplampsia. I didn’t ask any questions and barely process...
by gterrytx
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Mentally replaying birth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re: Mentally replaying birth?

Hi again, k-bug, my story is almost identical to yours except a few more hours of mag pre-birth and my son was sent to the NICU after he was born. My beautiful son is now 7 months and I still have days where I replay his birth--over and over again. I did find a new therapist and she's helped me work...
by gterrytx
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Mentally replaying birth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re : Mentally replaying birth?

<t>Thanks again. It does help to know I'm not alone. The desire for a "do over" is intense, especially since the memory of my son's birth is so fuzzy. I saw a therapist twice. She works at my OB/GYN's office & I was hopeful. However, she was young and inexperienced and also didn't "get it." She ...
by gterrytx
Tue Oct 05, 2010 00:28 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Mentally replaying birth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re : Mentally replaying birth?

<t>Thanks ladies, <br/> What also makes this hard is that my son is our last baby; we've always wanted two children. I don't want another child, but I want a "do over." I want to labor again. Despite the preeclampsia, I enjoyed delivering our son. I didn't start to panic about everything until after...
by gterrytx
Wed Sep 22, 2010 01:48 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Mentally replaying birth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re : Mentally replaying birth?

Thanks ladies. I'm relieved to know I'm not alone in this.
by gterrytx
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Mentally replaying birth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Mentally replaying birth?

<t>Hi, <br/> I was induced 3 months ago due to a sudden onset of PE; I had no edema or any other noticeable sympton. The PE was caugt at a routine 38 week exam. My doctor gave me two hours to get to the hospital to be induced. I had low platelets, etc. all the HELLP symptoms. I felt fine so it was s...
by gterrytx
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: medical records/postpardum
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re : medical records/postpardum

<t>For those of you that got your medical records, who did you go to for them? I tried to get them from the hospital and they told me that my basic records said I had a "normal" delivery. Uh, no. To get more information, they said I would have to pay. They also told me the nurses must have hand-writ...
by gterrytx
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: does anyone else feel like this?
Replies: 18
Views: 7173

Re : does anyone else feel like this?

<t>I am so thankful that I'm not alone in this. My son is almost 3 months and I think of his birth daily. I think the sudden onset of the PE and HELLP still has me reeling. The magnesium sulfate made me fuzzy-headed, so much of his birth is a blur. I want so hard to hold onto memories of the experie...

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