Full Term, no pre-e!

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby chloeada » Wed Dec 15, 2010 08:19 pm

Thanks for the congratulations everyone,

Wow jenmatt1, only 3 more weeks, that's awesome!

To those who asked about the C-section scar/VBAC:
I have a horizontal scar, the "good" kind, which is why they OKd the trial of labor. They would not induce, though, so were only letting me try a VBAC if I went into labor on my own up to 41 weeks, after that they would have scheduled a C-section.
The labor went well, I went in in the morning with contractions but was not dilated so they sent me home, then in the late afternoon the contractions got painful so I returned to l&d, I was dilated to 2 so they admitted me. I labored for 6 hours or so and asked them to check me, and since I was making good progress (dilated to 5) I felt OK getting an epidural. That felt great, I dozed for a few hours and woke up when it was time to push. I was so numb they had to tell me when to push but I pushed him out in 8 contractions anyway! It was pretty amazing and my husband and I kept saying how big Dillon looked. We were in total shock! It was really pretty textbook- I had been nervous because I was never in labor with Zoe so I counted myself as a "first timer" and thought labor would be long and they would try to force pitiful on me, but none of that happened.

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby l412angel » Wed Dec 15, 2010 04:12 pm

Fabulous news!!!
Laura Angel (Factor V Leiden)
Mommy to Cara Angel 2LBS 11OZ 16 IN. Born at 30 weeks due to Severe PE & HELLP.
"My life went with you sweetheart the day angels called you home"

Our Rainbow Baby Carter born March 5 2011 7lbs 7oz 20.5in 36 weeks 4days PE FREE

Baby #3 due June 2012

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby jenmatt1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 06:38 am

congrats- you give me inspiration that I will make it 3 more weeks PE/HELLP free
Mom to Olivia 4/4/2008 born at 34 1/2 weeks due to class I HELLP
Declan born 1/4/2011- no HELLP or PE- YEAH

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby cmccaffrey » Wed Dec 15, 2010 00:58 am

wow! Congrats! How did you get your doctor to allow VBAC after an emergency c-section? Did you have a horizontal or vertical uterine scar? I would so jump on that! Congrats on your precious bundle of joy.
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby ktsl123 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:17 pm

Amazing congratulations!!!
Son born healthy at 5lbs 8oz at 35 weeks +2 days due to Severe PE on 7-21-09

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby angieb » Tue Dec 14, 2010 09:35 pm

Congratulations! Welcome baby Dillon!

Also thanks for sharing what you did differently this time, my MFM is a huge fan of LDA for people like us.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby miamibunnie » Tue Dec 14, 2010 09:12 pm

Congrats....I am hoping for a better round this time. I just found out that I am prego.
Lisette 37 Hubby 37
Lisette 36 / Luis 36
1996 25 weeker due to Eclampsia with seizures daughter alive today 15 yrs old " Julyzah Caridad"
2010 23 weeker due to severe preeclampsia my angel left us

2011/27/July we beat preeclampsia and made it to 36.5 weeks 6lbs 1oz baby girl "Kendall Lauren " pe-free just bp started acting up.
Thanks to God, my doctor, Lovenox and Lda.

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby apd » Tue Dec 14, 2010 07:43 pm

Wonderful news! It must be such a relief, but weird experience to have a full term that comes home with you!

When you get a chance, I'd love to hear more about your VBAC experience. I'm hoping to do a VBAC too.

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Re: Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby lizard » Tue Dec 14, 2010 07:30 pm

That is wonderful!! Thank you so much for posting your good news, I am always looking for positive stories like this on here. I think there should be a category just for great outcomes we can read to boost our own confidence! I hope to post some good news in Feb. CONGRATS!!!!!

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Full Term, no pre-e!

Postby chloeada » Tue Dec 14, 2010 07:16 pm

Hi! I just had my baby, Dillon, by successful VBAC, on 12/12. He was 7 lbs 4 oz, 21 inches, and 40 weeks, 2 days gestation. After my previous experience (DD Zoe was born by emergency c-section 10 weeks early, weighing only 2 lbs because of severe preeclampsia), this birth was nothing short of amazing. It seems surreal to be home already with a baby to take care of and not pumping milk in the NICU. The only thing I did differently this time is take baby aspirin.

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