We Had it Planned so Well Though

Post On Monday, June 10, 2019 By Dominek Rainey

We Had it Planned so Well Though

My husband and I had planned for our baby girl arrival on 9/15/18 but instead we had her 7/29/18 at 33 weeks.

Lets re-wind back to the beginning of the pregnancy. At 4 months pregnant, I started having round ligament pain in my lower abdomen area, at least that's what I was told. The pain became intense further along in pregnancy. I could not walk, turn in the bed or lift up my legs without the aching pain.I had to purchase a belly band and it made it worse. But it wasn't until my 6th month, I started to feel a burning sensation in the middle upper part of my back and had some brown discharge. 


I immediately called my OBGYN and he told me that the burning sensation was heartburn and the discharge came from old blood due to the increase blood volume in pregnancy and that intercourse can cause it. My blood pressure started to elevate a little at every visit but my doctor said it was stress. I was working full-time and I had a 12 year old and a husband at home, but I wasn't stress at ALL.

Headaches started to form but no vision problems. My hands and feet look like sausages (I was feeling miserable at this point). All I was hearing was "IT'S NORMAL!" I did a 24 hour urine collection and blood test three weeks before I delivered. Both come back within normal range. 


On 7/27/18 I went in for my routine check-up and my blood pressure was 178/100 and my urine had 9+ protein. I was immediately admitted that day.

The nurse checked my cervix and I was 2 cm dilated. I was given magnesium sulfate and some other meds that I cant remember. The doctor told me that my kidneys were on there way to failing and if they do not deliver asap my placenta will not produce enough nutrients to sustain my baby girl.

So, they give me the steroids medication to develop my baby lungs. I was given epidural twice to no effect! My baby girl came in the world at 12:29 am 7/29/18. She weigh 4lbs and 1oz with no abnormalities. She only required a feeding tube. She was in the NICU for two weeks. I was on the postpartum floor for one week due to my blood pressure and swelling.

I was discharged with Postpartum Preeclampsia and am still on BP medication. I am just so grateful that we both are here as a witness of God's grace! It could have been worst and yes I might be on BP Medication but I AM HERE!

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