Pregnancy for me was hard, really hard. I was diagnosed of preeclampsia at 25 weeks, I was vomiting profusely and was always sick……. The hospital became my second home as I was closely monitored by my doctor. I attended my antenatal regularly and also took my antenatal drugs religiously.
On a Sunday night, the sleeplessness started, a little walk and I would be short of breath. After 3 days of observing, I called my gynecologist to explain what I noticed, she immediately told me to report to the hospital for my Blood pressure to be checked. The result was shocking as I was always taking it easy and not stressing myself in anyway, I was baffled as to how it got to 160/120. I was immediately admitted and was in the hospital for 1 whole month, it was really tough …..Really really tough, I was growing big at a rapid rate, crazy headache coupled with dizziness, nausea coupled with vomiting…….. I was just not myself and every day I begged God to just do something about my situation, it was that bad……..
I left the hospital only to be back there 2 weeks later due to excessive vomiting and swollen legs. A scan was conducted and I was diagnosed to have an internal organ issue. At that point, my doctor suggested that I be operated on. I was scared so was my mum but for the sake of my baby, I just had to stay strong.
Series of test was conducted, my Blood pressure kept going up rapidly and everyone kept praying for me and for my unborn child. My blood count was a bit on the low side but I was given some medication that returned my platelet count to normal. My baby boy was delivered at 31 weeks 3 days, he was weighing 1.8kg. He was so tiny and somewhere in my mind I was skeptical about him surviving because he looked so fragile and weak and his breathing was so fast. I wanted to be with him 24/7, I wanted to hold him without letting go, and I was scared of losing him. He was my first fruit and would give anything just for him to be alive.
The hospital kept giving him drugs to help develop his lungs rapidly and after spending about a month, my baby was ready for home.
I can’t thank God enough because I can’t imagine going through preeclampsia and also having a still birth.
To my preggy moms out there please do not ignore any pregnancy symptom because that headache could be more than just headache and that stomach pain could be more than that. Always go to the hospital and don’t assume that it is something you can handle. For the sake of your unborn child visit the nearest hospital or your hospital because it might just be more than that. To my mamas who have been diagnosed with preeclampsia, please rest as much as you can, pray, eat fruits, take your medication and all will be well…….
I am a Mom of 2 boys and would like to share my labour experience with my second baby.
My mother is my support system, she has been staying with us since I reached my 27th week. Her cooking is the only food I can tolerate, not even mine. With this pregnancy, I was super lazy, and my smell hormones was at its peak. Each week dragged like it was a year.
First-time mother Thi Nguyen, has been left crippled with pain after giving birth to her son via a c-section at Fairfield Hospital in Sydney’s west.
The hospital has launched a major investigation after she had a needle left inside her uterus after a c-section, in what the hospital says was not an isolated incident.
Ms Nguyen and her partner have exclusively told a news outlet that they were “outraged” at their treatment from doctors after being left in the dark when she required a second surgery to retrieve the needle.
“I had friends come and visit the baby, so I was just waiting for her until I went up to the reception and asked for her,” Steven Nguyen said. her c-section had gone wrong.
Mr Nguyen claims he was told to wait in another room, learning hours later his partner had been returned to theatre.
While the couple received an apology from the specialist who retrieved the metal object, they claim they have not heard from the doctors and nursing staff who performed the initial surgery.
Fairfield Hospital’s Chief Executive and Director of Medical Services Amanda Larkin admitted to 9NEWS that it wasn’t an isolated incident.
The incident was caused by a product fault in the suture needle.
A similar incident occurred just the next day at the same hospital, although the needle was retrieved before requiring a second procedure.
“We were then made aware that potentially there was an issue with the product. That’s when we took it off the shelves,” she said.
“It could happen at any particular time to any particular surgeon – even the most experienced surgeon,” Dr Harry Doan, Director of Medical Services at Fairfield Hospital said.
The piece of equipment has been taken off the shelves at Fairfield Hospital and across the local health district.
We hope she makes a full recovery!
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May we all never have mother-in-law issues should be a big prayer point for every mother to be. Myself and my mother-in-law haven’t spoken or seen in years.
Myself and hubby met in the university, he was 2 years my senior. A very brilliant,charming young man. He has always been a business minded person, he was once a fish farmer, dry cleaner and also a tutor. That was the attraction for me; he helped me start a business as well while we were in school.
He finished service and got a job in a reputable company but the entrepreneur in him didn’t allow him stay too long in this company. He has always loved farming so I wasn’t surprised when he started a pig and fish farming business .
My partner’s family likes me a whole lot (or so they seem to show) but my mother-in-law doesn’t fail to show that she dislikes me from the very first day I stepped into their house.
From the minute she asked where I was from and what church I attend , she made it known to me that she doesn’t like any one that is from my state and that my church even made it worse ( I am from Ijebu and I attend a white garment church while hubby is from south-south and he attends the kingdom hall church ) . I can remember vividly that on that day, as soon as has she made her thoughts known; she stood up and entered into her room. While I was set to leave, I knocked on her door to let her know and she said “don’t enter, you are leaving, okay, bye”.
On our way, I told hubby “It seems your mother doesn’t like me” but he said “May be she’s not in a good mood, don’t worry, she will come around when next you come over”.
But since then, I never got to see her again, It’s either she’s sleeping or she’s not around. There are even some times I would want to visit and hubby will tell me not to come that we should meet up at an eatery.
I should have sensed foul play but he proposed and I said yes. He came with his dad and his brothers to meet my parent and talk about marriage rites, that was when everything came out to play.
I was on my way for a job interview when I received a call from my mother-in-law “You can’t marry my son, I have told him to tell you that you can never be my daughter-in-law and it seems he is been stubborn, I am his mother, I gave birth to him and he can never go against my wishes” and she hung up before I could ask why. I couldn’t go for the job interview, I went back home, weeping.
I told my mum what happened and she tried calling her to ask why but as soon as she found out it was my mother, she hung up. I called my hubby to explain what happened to him and I asked him “your mother said she told you to cut it off why haven’t you done so” and he said “because I love you and nothing can come between us “. As if that wasn’t enough my father-in-law called me and begged me to cut the relationship between myself and his son, that he doesn’t want anything that will destroy his family.
That was when hubby said we should do a court wedding. I told my parents and they were in full support. We had the court wedding (his brothers were in attendance), got a one-bedroom apartment and he cut ties with his mother and father all because of me.
We’ve been married 3 years now, I have a good job, his business ventures are doing very well, we have a son and I am pregnant with twins. My father-in-law has also come around and he visits to see his grandson but my mother-in-law is still bitter towards me and hubby. I don’t want to have my babies without her seeing them (she has never seen my son before; she didn’t even call to congratulate us). Now mother-in-law is sick, she’s been in the hospital for about 4 weeks now and we haven’t gone to see her though she’s not asking after us because I asked my sister-in-law but I feel she needs to meet her grand kids . How do I go about this situation?
What advice do you have for this poster ?
Good news mums! There’s a contraceptive app that is 93% effective and slightly better than the pill. The app uses body temperature to track a woman’s menstrual cycle.
The findings, based on 22,785 women, shows that natural cycles works slightly better than the Pill in preventing pregnancies, reported Daily Mail.
The smartphone app, which is approved in the EU as a contraceptive, predicts the days of the month when a woman is most fertile.
On these, which are called red days, it advises couples to use a condom to reduce the risk of an accidental pregnancy.
Since its inception in 2014, its manufacturers have claimed it to have a 93 per cent effectiveness rate. However, the trials were based on much smaller groups.
Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, based at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, was behind the results – which are the largest of its kind.
She said: ‘Since more and more women are choosing natural contraception as an option, we welcome that there is a certified app with solid clinical evidence.’
On these days, which are called red days, it advises couples use a condom to reduce the risk of an accidental pregnancy.
Dr James Trussell, based at Princeton University, New Jersey, also welcomed the research published in the journal Contraception.
Participants involved in the study had an average age of 29. Nearly 7 per cent went onto become pregnant.
The Pill is known to have 91 per cent effectiveness in preventing pregnancies. Other methods can be as low as 75 per cent.
Dr Raoul Scherwitzl, co-founder of the app said the results ‘confirm the effectiveness of Natural Cycles, which is used by 380,000 people worldwide.
This app is called natural cycles and you can check it out in the app stores.
Would you feel safe using this app ?
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Neely Ker-Fox of Ker-Fox Photography has photographed over 100 births over the past six years, but says she just photographed the best reaction to a birth ever, with new mum Dara Crouch. Imagine having the first baby boy after 50yrs.
Despite the outcome being 50-50, there hadn’t been a boy born on her side of the family in over 50 years (!), so she was pretty convinced she was destined to have another girl.
“My husband thought from the beginning that it was a boy. I was not so convinced. I had this weird connection to my daughter’s clothes, and since their birthdays would only be three weeks apart, I knew I could reuse them,” Dara told POPSUGAR.
“It never really set in that this baby could be a boy until just a few minutes before he was born. I started freaking out because I had never been around a little boy and didn’t know much about raising one. When my midwife, Melissa, held him up, I was in complete shock! It was a babyboy, and I lost it! I was so excited, and so in love! I couldn’t imagine it being any other way!”
Neely said, “In my over 100 births I’ve photographed, I see all kinds of reactions. Some of the most heart-warming, soul stirring, tear-filled moments,” she told POPSUGAR.
“But when Dara looked over at me, and I captured this reaction knowing the innocent and very real worries we have when our second child comes into the world (boy or girl), I burst into tears behind the camera. All of that anxiety and worry vanished in blink of an eye. And no matter what we have, the love we have for our kids is instantaneous and overwhelms every cell in our bodies.”
What a precious moment to capture and cherish forever. Do you know anyone with similar experience ?
If I was told that my birth story would come early, I would deny it. If I was told that I was going to have my baby at 36weeks , I would doubt it but as the saying goes man proposes but God disposes.
Before I became pregnant with my 2nd child, I was determined to go for an optional c-section. My first child was also sectioned because it was a transverse lie and the experience was really really bad. So i thought to my self that i would do it again but this time in another hospital with good reviews.
I counted each passing week, checked pregnancy calculator often just to be sure that I am moving…. lol. I was just tired and wanted my due date to come quickly.
Fast forward to 28 weeks, I started having mild contractions, I was admitted and placed on bed rest for a week and then the doctor told me “madam, the next time you have this contractions we will be bringing your baby out ”