(Closed) Birth story on Young House Love today

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I read it and I was crying by the end. Tears of fear and tears of joy.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I read it earlier today… it scares me! I can’t imagine going through those emotions. And more than that, I can’t imagine what her next pregnancy is going to be like… an experience like that can make you fearful of the future. BUT I think it was a great reminder, like red_seattle said, that every single moment of a healthy pregnancy should not be taken for granted.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It makes me think of the thread about home births- and a few bee’s arguments about how home births and births at birthing centers are just as safe as at hospitals- especially someone whos had no complications during their pregnancy…well you see just what can happen- Sherry had a picture pefect pregnancy- but if she would have done a home birth, her baby would not have made it, and her life would have been at risk as well.  I’m glad the outcome was good!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I read it too.  Such a scary story, but such a happy ending! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Placental Abruption is a very scary thing in pregnancy. My mother had an emergency c-section with me at 32 weeks because of it. I was in the NICU for a week and in the hospital for a month total. It was only after her emercency c-section that she found out 5 other women in her family, all on her mothers side, had dealt with the same thing. But not all of the babies made it. This absolutely terrifies me when/if I ever get pregnant.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I bawled like a baby. So sad, yet such a happy ending!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

yep, cried my eyes out afterwards. not even pregnant, but just the thought… she’s so great at conveying an emotional story well.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I tried reading it, but I can’t. It’s too much for me right now.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@TheFutureMcBride: I totally don’t blame you.

Basically, I think its another reminder that anything can happen at any point in life specifically birth and we should be grateful for the time we do have with our little ones even if its only while they are in the womb. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I read it yesterday morning, as well. And I cried, too. 

@Jamie2887: I thought about this as well.

We are about to start TTC, and sometimes I think it would be so pleasant to have a birth center or home birth. But then I read things like this and realize I just can’t risk that. My husband breathed in his merconium during birth and had to be airlifted to a bigger hospital. He almost didn’t make it, so things like Clara’s story reaffirm that I will just have to make the best of a hospital birth for any future children. I can’t imagine how terrified they both were. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I didn’t read it. At 5months, I worry enough. 🙁 I’m glad everything turned out well!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Jamie2887

I agree with you that Sherry from YHL was lucky to be in a hospital at the moment they discovered the complication. But I think you are missing an important piece of information about non-hospital births, which is that the pregnancy is very closely monitored. If there are signs of fetal distress, they will send the mother to the hospital. Planning to go to the hospital for your birth does not guarantee that you will already be there at the moment an emergency arises.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It totally made me cry and thank God for my healthy son. Puts things in perspective when I’m exhausted and frustrated because he won’t sleep.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

I cried when i read her post!!  I love that blog so much and feel like I know them!

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