Evan's Brithstory By Kelly Print
Birth Stories - Premature Birth Stories
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 09:59
My husband and I found out we were pregnant and due in September. From the very begining I had problems, my morning sickness was very bad, I lost 15 pounds because I couldn't keep anything in me. After 3 months, my sickness went away and everything to me, was going fine.

Then one night I noticed I started to bleed so I called the Doctor's office and they told me that it's normal to be spotting and to call in the morning. Well that night I didn't feel to well, but I didn't think too much of it. The next morning I woke up to get ready for work and noticed I had a lot of blood.

I went to the Doctor's office and they told me I had dilated to a 3 and to get to the Hospital ASAP. When I arrived at the Hospital they immedialty put me on drugs to try and keep my baby in me... to my surprise I was on bedrest for a month at the hospital. I couldn't even sit up or get up to go the bathroom, I was stuck in bed.

I went through a lot of problems in the hospital, thinking my amniotic fluid was infected to not being able to find any veins to administer my meds. BUT on July 4th 1998 at 4am, I woke with a very strong contraction. I didn't think much of it because I was continuously having contractions for the whole month.

So I waited to see when the next one would be and it was 2 minutes later and even stronger. So I woke my husband (luckily he slept over that night)and we did the usual routine. They monitored me for a while and decided I was going to have this baby. They brought me down to the L&D room and parents, and family were called.

I figured this would be a easy delivery since I was dilated to a 5 and I would only be pushing out a small baby. About an hour later they decided to take me off my meds and that made my muscles contract because they had been like noodles for a month. Finally 10 hours later I could push, but my body wasn't ready too because I couldn't feel the sensation at first, but after I tried a few pushes, I WAS READY. My son was born still in his sac.

The Doctor's told me that he was very lucky to have that happen because he really didn't have any stress during the labor. He then was put in the NICU for two months, he went through a lot of tests and poking and proding, and the only thing he has to deal with at this time is he has two small spots on his lungs. My husband and I had to go through a lot of changes after Evan's birth, but it was all worth it and he is doing wonderful now.