First one out
Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 35 weeks pregnant, I went up to the county hospital with many signs of Preeclampsia, ie. swelling from the hips down both legs and feet, severe headaches, blurry vision, raised blood pressure. While I was there they discovered I had a large amount of protein in my urine-- which is typical of Preeclampsia.
The blood tests to determine if my liver was functioning well came back normal. But they realized that my iron levels were low. 6.7 to be exact.
They also decided to observe me for the night in case I was in the beginning stages of Preeclampsia. The doctor did an ultrasound to check on the babies and found them both in the breach position.
The doctor ordered continuous baby monitoring and contraction monitoring.
Within the next two hours it was apparent I was in active labor.
The doctor had gone home- being his day off and being exhausted from not really having a day off anyways. So I got a couple of lady doctors that work with the hospital anyway.
They prepped me for a C-section.
The drugs did not work. I was not numb.
to be continued . . .
read The twin birth story part 2