Hello, my name is Tonya and I was told all my life I wouldn't be
Hello, my name is Tonya and I was told all my life I wouldn't be able to have any children. Well to my surprise I got pregnant with my daughter Tianna Nicole. I was horribly sick during my pregnancy from about 14 weeks on. Everyone was telling me it was normal pregnancy symptoms but I felt like something was wrong. My mom went with me to one of my appointments and she noticed on the blood pressure machine that mine was high.
Since about 14 weeks they (OB Clinic) was telling me I had protein in my urine but they never did a 24 hour urine catch. After this appointment my mom talked me into switching to a private practice instead of a clinic. My first appointment with the private doctor he had me do a 24 hour catch and my protein levels were very close to being the cut off for someone who is pregnant. He told me I had serve preeclampsia and I started seeing him every week and doing a 24 hour urine catch every weekend. My protein levels and my blood pressure just kept going up. I was on medicine for the blood pressure but it didn't seem to be helping. The doctor told me that if I had vision problems, cramping, or a headache different from my normal migraines to get to labor and delivery.
Well on November 25, 2009 I called my doctor and told his nurse I was having vision problems, cramping, and a headache. She told me to get to labor and delivery and she was calling ahead to let them know I was coming. When I checked my blood pressure was 210/100 and the nurses in L&D said my doctor was probably going to keep me. So I called my mom at home and told her to get to the hospital, because I couldn't get a hold of my daughter's father. My mom got down to St Ann
Ethan will be turning 3 at the end of this month (October). The month of October always brings up some scary memories and emotions for me... I never thought I would have a difficult pregnancy or labor. After all...