My name is Claudia, I am now 37yrs. old. Last year around this time in
Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 by Claudia
My name is Claudia, I am now 37yrs. old. Last year around this time in October I found out I was pregnant with my second child. I have a now 9yr. old daughter. So, as you can imagine, I was on cloud nine. I had been trying to convince my husband for the longest time to have another child, finally I did; the first month we tried, I got pegnant, I was the happiest woman in the world.
I had no complications with my first pregnancy, I am a fairly healthy person, although one of those typical ones that does not see her OB on the regular basis. Though as soon as I found out I was pregnant I made an appointment and was seen on a regular basis, as a normal pregnancy. Everything was going great; we had even found out we were having a boy...
The week when it all came crashing down, my feet started swelling, I did not think much of it because when I would go home and rest, they would go back to normal. My head would hurt occasionally, and I would get up with a really bad neckache in the morning, I thought I had to change my pillows. The weekend came and went...
March 2, 2009, is a day I will never forget... We were all getting ready for our daily routine, went to the restroom, noticed I was bleeding slightly, got worried but did not freak out. On my way to work, I started feeling pinthces in my stomach, I then decided to call my doctor. When I spoke with him, he told me to go directly to the ER, that they would be expecting me. I was so asymptomatic, thatI did not worry, even when I was at the hospital, with 10 doctors around me. We were clueless to the situation... Nor were they giving us much information.
After many hours there, they finally said that they had frantically tried to lower my BP with no avail, I was only 23weeks pregnant, my uterus had ruptured, the chances of the baby having problems was high, that they did not give me much hope. We made the very hard decision to terminate the preganancy. My son, Rafael, was stillborn on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. We held him in our arms for hours.
There is no comfort in loosing a child, I do wish I had known more, and had been more aware, perhaps if Ihad known somebody that has gone through the same thing... Knowledge is a powerful weapon and we need to enpower the world, so that this does not keep happening to any more women, it can be prevented....
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 ...