Hello my name is Andrea...my story is a little long but I do hope you
Posted On Wednesday, November 04, 2009 by Andrea
|Hello my name is Andrea...my story is a little long but I do hope you read it till the end. After trying for 4 years to conceive a child withouth any luck, we decided to looking into the possibility of infertility. After numerous testing, we found out that my husband has a low motility problem. We were told that IVF would probably be the only way we would be able to get pregnant. Unfortunately our insurance doe not cover IVF so we asked what our other options were. We were told we could 'try' IUI. I asked what the percentage of what he thought we would be pregnant with IUI would be and were told 5%. We figured that was better then nothing and after trying for 4 years whats a few more months of trying IUI and praying for success. We were given the option of clomid or injections. I decided to go straight for the injections. I was put on Gonal-F and our journey began. We had our first IUI on 4/3/07 and it was a SUCESS. We were pregnant. Throughout the pregnancy my blood pressure was always a little high and they would have me lie on my left side and it would come back down after about 10 minutes. Into my 3rd trimester signs of protein in my urine started to show up. I went for my weekly check up at 36 weeks and had high blood pressure and protein in my urine. My OB decided to send me to the hospital. At the hospital bloodwork was run to test me for pre-eclampsia and it came back NEGATIVE. The OB decided to keep me overnight for a 24 hour urine test. I was admitted on a monday and was sent home on wednesday because my bloodwork came back negative and they thought I was just on the way to preeclampsia. The following Monday I went for my weekly checkup only to be admitted to the hospital again with the same issues of high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Once at the hospital again my blood was tested for pre-eclampsia and again my bloodwork came back negative. The OB that was on from my practice happened to be the same OB that was on the previous week when I was there. She was about to send me home but being I was 37 weeks she asked me if I was done. I said yes. She said ok lets not mess around and lets have a baby. They decided to induce me. We started the inducing at 6 pm that monday on 12/3/07. I delivered my son on 12/4/07 at 1:08pm with no complications during delivery. 5 minutes, 3 pushes my little boy entered this world. He was 5 lbs 10 oz, 18 in. He had a little breathing problem and was taken to NICU but soon after was upgraded to the big boy room. Me on the other hand was another story. As they were wheeling me to recovered I started getting this pain in the center of my chest that went down across my right side to the center of my back. At first they thought it was just gas and gave me some gas medicine. That did nothing, as did the moltrin and percocet that soon followed after. Still thinking it was gas, they gave me one more type of medicine that they said would knock it out if it was gas. After that did nothing they rushed me down for a CT scan. I ended up with a hematoma on my liver and in ICU for the rest of the night with a surgical team on hand in case of anything. I was considered a VERY rare case considering all my bloodwork kept coming back negative. I ended up with SEVERE pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and they told my husband that they were surprised I even survived. Very scary indeed. To this day, almost 2 years later I still have the hematoma on my liver. I go for CT scans every 6 months and found out I have a liver disease now as well. Not sure if related or not. We've discussed having another child but need to do some serious research first to see if its possible. Maybe next year. As you can tell my son truely is my miracle baby........|
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...