Gina Harris is the CEO of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. In this piece she shares how important nurses have been in her life. “When I went into labor with my first baby on October 24, 2007, I did not know what to expect. I knew that our baby David would either be stillborn or he would die shortly after birth. He had Potter’s Syndrome, which means his kidneys never developed, thus preventing his lungs from developing…”
A search of the literature has not produced any cases of fetal hydrops associated with an inadvertent HSG in the early first trimester.
I was so relieved to hear his heartbeat and know everything was ok. Little did I know it wasn’t.
“This could be normal, but we are sending you to a perinatologist for another ultrasound to see what he thinks.”
She was pulled from my body gasping for air.
She breathed by herself. She did not cry.