Will always wonder what really happened

Post On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 By Brittney

Will always wonder what really happened

 I always felt that something was off during my pregnancy but was assured by my doctors that everything was fine until that awful but wonderful day happened. 

It was the day before Easter, March 30th, 2013 when I was 27 weeks and three days pregnant with my daughter. My husband and I were with family and he had just proposed to me. We were all overjoyed and heading to what we thought would be a normal check up.

It was my first pregnancy and earlier  in the pregnancy everything seemed normal except I never really felt her move in my belly, when I asked the doctors they said it was nothing to worry about and some moms don't feel the baby move till later on in the pregnancy. They also said my placenta sat ontop of the belly and it probably muffled her kicks. Since I've never had a baby before I took their word for it, now I wonder if that was the first warning sign. 

When we arrived to the hospital the doctors noticed how swollen I was and how high my blood pressure was but just assumed it had to do with my excitement over being engaged. After they couldn't get my Bp to go down they put me on a non stress test and we're giving me lots of fluids to get her to move more in my belly. After 45 minutes they decided to test my urine and it was plus two. After that things just became hectic, doctors and nurses coming in and out of the room giving me shots and signing paperwork, at that time I started to feel dizzy, blurry vision and had an extremely bad headache. I had no time to process what was going on, Till my doctor came in and said they had to do an emergency c-section. At that point my bp was 190/110.

She is alive and healthy with nothing wrong with her, my husband and I are at the point we want to discuss having more kids but I am very scared it will happen again and it will be much worse now. I had no previous signs or symptoms and part of me feels like it was a fluke but I'm not sure I want to take that chance. I wish I could get a more clear reason why it happened and how to avoid it from happening again. Overall very blessed that everythimg turned out better than expected.

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