HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Are you worried about your partners pregnancy? Has your partner already had preeclampsia? Do you have advice for other dads who could be going through similar experiences as yourself? Post here!

Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Mon Oct 06, 2008 00:09 am

Well, over 9 hours in and Mom is now resting. We had a really bad scare when they went to put the epidural. We had the opposite problem, pressures fell to 83/41 and the baby's heart rate fell to 53. It was like an episode of ER, which is great, because they were able to stabalized both of them about an hour later.

Current issue, now the baby's heart rate is dropping with strong contractions and the Dr's are talking about adding fluid back in to cushion the stress on his head.

Good thing is that Kristi has finally fallen back to sleep.

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Mon Oct 06, 2008 09:54 am

Alright, finally after 17 hours of labor, little Matthew arrived. He did wind up providing us with the scare of our lives though. As Kristi was finishing labor, on the last 4 pushes, Matthew lost his heart beat completely. He came out with his cord wrapped around his neck, not breathing and without a heart beat. The Doctors acted fast and were able to recover him within 3 minutes. His minute 1 apgar score was a 1 and his minute 5 apgar was a 9.

He was 6lbs 10oz and 19 3/4 inches long. He is beautiful and Mom is resting fine. Thanks for all of the support.
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby onesock » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:04 am

How scary for all of you, but sooo happy that Matthew has arrived safe and sound and mom is doing well! A big congratulations to the both of you and a pat on your back for being such a great advocate for your wife!! Now you can enjoy!! :)
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby blythe » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:27 am

Congratulations and welcome to Matthew! What a continued scary time you had, though, with the epidural and the delivery! I hope all the health issues are behind you - please do keep those signs and symptoms handy just in case. Enjoy your new baby boy!!
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby for faith » Mon Oct 06, 2008 01:09 pm

Congrats, wow how scary, but so glad all is great!!! Enjoy your little boy!!! Welcome little Matthew!!!!
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby panguitch02 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 01:54 pm

Congratulations. Sorry it was such a scary delivery.
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby ssaclolo6 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:01 am

Whew, yeah! I'm so glad you are all fine. Thank you for updating everyone.

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby kmartinez » Thu Apr 01, 2010 05:43 pm

Hi! I know it has been awhile but I wanted to thank everyone for your support through this scary time for both my husband and myself. Matthew is doing wonderful and such a blessing. I can't believe he will be 18 months next week.
It seems most of my friends whose children are a simliar age are now getting pregnant or trying for a second. We are debating if we should try again. I would like another one, but I could be content with just having 1. The idea of going through what we went through with Matthew or worse scares us. How would I handle bedrest with a toddler? Is it worth risking my life and Matthew growing up without a mom? I know every pregnancy is different.
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