Presley Ann's Birth Story
Posted On Friday, January 20, 2012 by Lauren
On Tues. Oct.19, I measured small for the second week in a row. With a history of pre-e that can be alarming. They sent me for an ultrasound that showed the baby at 5 pounds 5 ounces. At 37 weeks that put her in the 7th percentile. So we went to the hospital for an NST and lab work. I was sent home and told to return the next day for results. They ran another NST. My BP's were coming in slightly high but nothing alarming. They told me I was fine and sent me on my way. My next appointment was Tues Oct. 26 baby was still measuring 2-3 weeks behind. They decided to talk induction. They kept bringing up the fact that I had pre-e. I was extremely confused b/c the week before I was told I was fine. So after 6 hours of talking to doctors and nurses it was finally concluded that my tests were read wrong and the week before my protein had been a 984. So we decided to run one more tests and I went home for a day of bedrest.
On Thurs Oct 28 the midwife called to tell me my test results were in and my protein was a whopping 4300 (normal is 150 anything over 300 is pre-e). She told me to get to the hospital ASAP. Then goes another 2-3 hours of discussing with doctors, nurses, and midwives whether I should have a repeat c-section or a VBAC. It was finally concluded between us all that I was not a good candidate for a VBAC as my cervix was not ripe and products like cervidil are discouraged on VBAC patients. So I went in to the OR to prepare for surgery. They gave me a spinal which was a million times better than an epi! After that had gotten me good and numb they brought Colby in and they began the process. Within minutes of cutting we heard a baby crying. Presley was crying before they even got to her. Boy was she ready to get out of there! Then a few minutes later at 1:40pm she entered the world. She was 6lbs 10ounces an 18 1/2 inches (it was later determined the weight was off and was likely 5lbs 10 ounces). Her apgars were an 8 and a 9.
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 ...