Yesterday our family got some very tragic news. My husband's niece was due to have her 5th child next week when all of a sudden she started to having severe stomach pains and was rushed in for an emergency C-section. It took the hospital 25 minutes to get the baby out. By that time, it was too late. The baby's placenta had detatched and was without oxygen for those 25 minutes. While on the OR table, my husband's niece died due to the blood loss. The hospital staff was able to bring her back though. Her baby though, was not so lucky. Due to lack of oxygen in the womb, the baby was born brain dead with many problems. The hospital staff told her and her husband (my husband's best friend) that their baby would not survive transport to another hospital. They were forced to let their child die. Their youngest and newest son (Alexander) was lost to them. Their older children do not fully understand what has happened and they are both in shock right now.
I know how it feels to lose a baby, but I don't know how it feels to lose one so close to be holding them in my arms. To feel them kick and stretch inside of me. To see them on a sonogram. I don't know how it feels to have named them and spoken to them. I don't know how it feels to have to come home and see all the things that were bought for them sitting there.
I don't know what to say to them or what to do. I know that nothing I say or do will change what has happened nor will it make the pain and misery go away.View Thread
Well took another hpt the other day and it came back positive again. We are still trying not to get to excited about it, but I'm having a lot more symptoms this time around. I'm gonna try to get in to my doctor as soon as I can to see what's going on. Here's hoping, right?View Thread
vybe77- I'm sorry to hear about your losses too. My fiance and I talked about getting another home pregnancy test, but we wanted to wait about a week. I might pick one up on the way home though. Just to have it. The last time I was pregnant, I took 5 home tests before talking to my doctor. Though after the mc, I'm thinking about talking to her sooner this time. My fiance and I are really hoping that this really does mean my pregnant again, but he's scared that we're gonna mc agin. Him and his ex wife had 7 or 8 in the 6 years they were married. He did get 2 beautiful boys, but there was a lot of heartbreak too. If not for me, I don't want him to have to keep going through this. I'll post here in a few days after taking the next home test and let everyone know what the newest result is.View Thread
My fiance and I lost our first baby. About 4 weeks ago, I passed the baby. Within the past week, I have been getting sick to my stomach, my back's been killing me, heartburn, and I can't seem to get enough sleep. About 3 days ago, I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive. I'm not sure if it might be reading the levels from the last pregnancy. Roughly 4 weeks before the baby passed, my levels were at 30. Shouldn't they have gone back to normal by now? So, I don't know if this is just a false positive or if it's the real thing. My fiance and I are trying not to get our hopes up. Could I really get pregnant this quickly after losing the other one? I'm in new territory here. I need some advice or reassurance or something...I just don't want to go through all this again.View Thread