Birth Story

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In order to write her story I interviewed the lady to collect the information she remembers. According to what she can remember she told me that she had been trying to have a baby for 10 years so she was really happy to find out that she was expecting a baby. monica was 42 years old when she conceived molly. Due to her age and her diabetes she was a high risk pregnancy. During her pregnancy she became insulin dependent and had to visit the doctors office twice a week leading up to the final weeks of pregnancy. She also described to me how the nurses advised her to eat healthy and to not eat to many sweets. She told me that in her preparation for the baby’s arrival she had a baby shower and received the things she needed for the baby’s first couple months. she set up a crib and blankets for the expected baby.

February 2, 2006 is the date that she went into labor. Monica had been experiencing Braxton Hicks Contractions for the days leading up to her real labor. From what she told me she remembers being at the hospital and that she was in labor for a couple of hours. She remembers her contractions being about eight minutes apart. She also remembers that her left hand and arm went numb and thats the last thing she can recall about her labor. From what I can recall about that day, at this point the nurses were rushing her to get an MRI done to find the reason for her becoming unresponsive. The nurses thought she was having a seizure. The doctors came out of the MRI room to inform us that she was actually having a stroke and hemorrhaging. She was then rushed to have and emergency C- section and brain surgery at the same time. Halfway trough the surgeries the doctors came out and told my aunt and myself that, Its not looking good, she might not make it. After the C-section and the brain surgery she was in a coma for a few weeks. After she became some-what stable they transferred her to a hospital were they can provided more specialized care.
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