by uncskristy (170 Posts), Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:20 am
Last Friday I met with a client who saw my pictures of Cooper and commented on how small he was. I explained that he was 16 weeks early, only a pound and five ounces and lived for 22 hours. This person was obviously not from the US because she responded, "Oh I did not know your country still had early babies". I was just floored that she said that at all and then to someone who just told you that she lost her son. How can someone not realize that premature births occur everywhere. I responded with "I had preeclampsia and there is currently no cure for the disease. Even with having the best healthcare that was possible, it still became necessary to deliver my son so at least one life was saved."