Update #3: My pPROM/membrane rupture at 17w

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 616
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

FreckledFox:  I’ve been following your story and every time I’m ready to write something, I tear up and close the window. But not this time. My heart broke for you when I read your worst update and I’ve been thinking about you and your husband ever since. I love the story you told about your dream helping a young boy make his way up the stairs. I hope it brought you some comfort. Enjoy your time at the lake, lean on your family, and take good care of yourself…xoxo

Post # 619
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

FreckledFox:  

I’m currently 27 weeks.  Your doctor’s answers sounds so similiar to what they told me…basically nothing.   I had bled from week 9, water broke at week 16, and delivered the baby at week 17.  The Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor thought that it was probably the bleeding that ruptured the sac over time, but who knows.  It’s so frustrating to not have the answers, isn’t it?  But yeah, fluid levels are normal this time, so it seems to have no bearing on future pregnancies *knocks wood*.  The stress and fear is the most difficult part.

I also hear you about week 30…I can’t totally relax until then either.  But just getting to the halfway point with no incidents really changed my mindset and I started to think it might actually happen this time.

I have all the faith in the world that things will go smoothly for you next time.  In the meantime, I hope that you find healing and comfort in the beautiful things like the butterflies and dreams.  I’m a true believe that they’re signs that Grady is watching over you and is alright.

Post # 620
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14 posts
Newbee

I have followed your story from the beginning and am so very, very sorry you lost your dear son. However, I am so glad to see you have an amazing support system. I have no advice to give that has not already been eloquently given, other than let the grieving process run its course and accomplish things as you feel ready to. Lean upon and love your husband and family more each day. Sending love and light to you and your family from SW Florida.💗

Post # 622
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

FreckledFox:  

That’s so crazy that something can go so wrong out of nowhere!  I never realized before pregnancy how unpredictable it can be…I also just assumed that if there were problems it almost always happened early in the pregnancy.  Maybe because it becomes so ingrained that after 12 weeks we’re in the clear.  And what you said about the frustration of not being able to prevent it is so relateable.  I had taken a fall down the stairs early in the pregnancy, and I almost begged the doctor to tell me that that’s what caused the rupture so I could having something tangible to prevent next time.  Unfortunately, nothing is black and white :/

Thank you for your kind words.  I can’t presume to understand what you are going through emotionally, carrying your baby for almost 29 weeks and having to let him go, but if you ever need to talk to someone who’s been through the medical part of it and always there to listen, please don’t hesitate to PM me.   *hugs*

Post # 623
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FreckledFox:  I hope it gives you both some peace. I can only imagine your frustration right now at the lack of answers. How can medical science know so much and yet so little???

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