I am not sure where to start or if this is even the correct forum but I don't have anyone to talk to who has / may have been through something similar. After 8 years of IVF on donor eggs and one previous MC my wife fell pregnant for the 2nd time. We had a bleed at 6 weeks and feared the worst but held on until 12 weeks when she had another bleed. After a short stay in hospital with no further issues she was discharged and all was well until 24 weeks when she had yet another bleed. After another short stay in the Mater Mothers she was discharged and returned to my in laws house which was closer to the Mater than where we live. Yesterday morning she experienced more bleeding at approx 3am and was rushed to hospital by ambulance - 27 weeks to the day. There was no more bleeding after she arrived and baby was doing fine, CTG showed no problems so we were admitted and an ultrasound ordered. We went down for the ultrasound at approx 12pm and the scan resulted in no major surprises. Baby was fine, moving and had grown since the last scan. The specialist reviewed the scan and agreed that there was nothing to be concerned about and that we would return in three weeks for another scan. We returned to the ward were my wife had lunch and proceeded to lie down at which point she started to bleed. This time it did not stop. The rest of the story is a bit of a blur, within minutes there was a team in the room as she bled out, a CTG was attached straight away and we could still hear a healthy heartbeat in the baby. She was rushed to theatre only to find that there were no free surgical theatres so we headed for the birthing suites. Another CTG was attached and baby was still beating away. I could see the shear terror in my wifes eyes as she worked out that the blood loss meant that she was in a severe situation. I dont know who pulled the person out of theatre but we got moved into a full surgical theatre, a move that we would later understand was a factor in saving my wife's life. The baby, a little boy, came out 8mins later at 13:48 and was a nice pink colour and was almost breathing on his ow. He was moving, wee'ing and stable. I was brought into the room and got to hold my 27 week old son's hand for the first time - I was in shock. I asked about my wife and was told that they 'were working on her'. I later found out that they were trying to save her life. Two anaesthetists, a urologist, a gynaecological oncologist, our OB and a team of nurses and midwifes worked for 3-4 hours to stop her bleeding. She lost over 8 litres of blood in surgery and had over 10 litres of othe rblood products. I went to the NCCU with my boy not knowing if I would see my wife again When I saw the OB an hour later I was told that she was not doing so well and they were still working to save her. By about 7pm I was able to go to the ICU and see my wife - I crumbled. She looked like she was held together with sticky tape and even then, barely hanging on to life. She was heavily sedated and ventilated but was stable. This morning I returned to her, still ventilated but awake. I showed her a photo of her little boy - it was the most heart crushing moment of my life ( I am mopping up tears as I write this) to see her point to the photo, and then to her heart - I already knew she loved this little man but I knew she was proud. The little one was breathing air, no O2, and whilst assisted on a ventilator was doing well. He weighed 940g at birth. This morning his little ventilator was removed and he started breathing on his own. Soon after, mums ventilator was removed and she was taken off the sedation and gradually came back to me. We were able to say "I love you" to each other and decided on a name. He had a great first day in this world and I had the opportunity to feed him, via a tube, his first taste of his mums colostrum to get him started. Mum has still not seen her boy. I am now trying to work out what is in store for our little boy, it breaks my heart to see him so small, not knowing what happens next. Mum should be discharged from ICU tomorrow to begin her recovery from major surgery and to see her little boy for the first time. We had never discussed the possibility of my wife dying during childbirth, I had never once given a thought to the possibility of living my life without her. We came very close yesterday and if not for the team here at the Mater Mothers that would most certainly have been the outcome. To the midwives, anaesthetists, urologist, oncologist, theatre nurses, NCCU nurses and of course our wonderful OB - without you my life would have been destroyed yesterday. Because of you my wife survived and I have a baby boy. Words will not ever express our gratitude. I know we now have a battle on our hands and would love to hear of anyone else's experiences with a 27 week baby in the NCCU.