Diagnosis: Severe TTTS. I was stage 3 and progressing quickly.
I wasn't expecting a baby, certainly not twins. I'd taken "precautions". But here I was, and moving from Colorado to Tampa, Florida at 20wks to boot. A few weeks later, I stopped feeling "Baby B" move, it was my husband's 1st day of his new job. The staff at hospital...read more
Read moreWe decided to continue with the pregnancy and hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Although we are a young couple, having a family has always been important to us. After getting married we immediately began trying to have a baby, with no such luck. We finally visited a reproductive endocrinologist after almost three years of trying, and she put me...read more
This is my first child/pregnancy, and I am absolutely devastated.
Email: email@example.com Story: We were diagnosed at 21 weeks gestation with HLHS (hypoplastic left heart syndrome), from a obgyn specialist. They referred us to Dallas Texas to the cardiologist specialist at the Childrens hospital. My first appointemnt was...read more
I was so relieved to hear his heartbeat and know everything was ok. Little did I know it wasn’t.
I was one day away from being 35 weeks. I had felt movement from my son becoming less and less in the prior days. I thought he was growing and running out of room. I had grown quite a bit in the last month. I was very uncomfortable and just felt “wrong” and different...read more
“This could be normal, but we are sending you to a perinatologist for another ultrasound to see what he thinks.”
I remember the day. It was October 19th, 2010 and I had just had two positive pregnancy tests. I must admit, I was scared. My youngest was not 2 yet, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about having another in diapers. But it was another blessing from God and my husband and...read more
She was pulled from my body gasping for air.
She breathed by herself. She did not cry.
A life of four days can appear to some, to have little consequence. It can appear to be to some, insignificant. What can one achieve in four days? My daughter Ariana, lived just four days. And as a result of her short life, she saved the life of our third child, our...read more
I was hesitant to bring my daughter to our 19 week ultrasound in case something was wrong. Something was wrong.
After becoming pregnant with my daughter after a month of trying and having a textbook pregnancy, I never expected that it would take 16 cycles for baby #2 or that there would be complications. I was hesitant to bring my daughter to our 19 week ultrasound in case...read more
One number stuck in my head: 5%
That would be his chance of survival if he survived the pregnancy.
I should start by saying that this was my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy ended badly. I was pregnant with a little boy we would name Thomas. Thomas was diagnosed with OSB (open spina bifida) and several other things that are commonly associated with OSB. I was...read more
Life was perfect! My husband, Greg had a wonderful job he loved, our year and half year old son, Wyatt was a dream and we were expecting another baby; a girl we named Ellery! We had it all and life was wonderful! But our world forever changed September 9th, 2008; the...read more
I remember Chase being born and not hearing him cry.
It was April Fool’s Day 2008. I decided to play a practical joke on two of my best friends and told them I was pregnant. Little did I know not even a week later I would find out I was actually pregnant. I remember crying because it was unplanned and I was scared,...read more