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    I know this is an old thread but I thought I would chime in anyway. I was admitted to hospital at 33+2 with pre-eclampsia, induced at 33+6 and gave birth at 34 weeks. I was on a magnesium sulfate drip to stop me stroking out and dying due to high blood pressure but I'm damn proud of the fact that I avoided a c-section. ☺️

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    Wow Hun! I had severe early onset pre eclampsia and they think hellp syndrome also, looking back at it now. I wasn't lucky enough to avoid a section

    I had bub 3 months early the day I found out I had PE. She was 850grams (1lb14oz)

    She stayed in nicu for nearly 4 months. She's recently been diagnosed with fine/gross motor delays as well as speech delays and diplegic cerebral palsy.

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    I think in critical situations mother's shouldn't feel shame, unlucky or bad in any way for delivering however was needed to save bub (and themselves in some instances).

    I had an upper segment CS under a GA without any consent being requested because it was a code, and I don't feel robbed of anything.

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    @LysnDan, exactly what @GM01 said. I was much later than you, my son was 2.440kg when he was born which is a big difference and had it been earlier my doctor wouldn't have let me go vaginally anyway (he doesn't let patients try before 34 weeks). My DS was doing fine inside, it was my body that was being affected and they were able to control it with meds to get me from 33+2 to the evening of 33+6 when they put the balloon catheter in to start induction. I'm fairly certain I had HELLP at the end, hence the mag sulfate drip during labour which was the result of my last blood test before induction. They also tested my platelets every day because if they dropped under 100, it was going to be an automatic c-section.

    I'm proud that under my particular circumstances that I was able to have a vaginal birth but one of any number of things could easily have meant I needed a c-section, number one of which was being any earlier than I was and coincidentally number two would've been if I was admitted to hospital any later because at 34 weeks my private hospital could've taken me and I sure as hell would've been caesared if I'd been there!

    I didn't post to make anyone feel bad about their own birth experiences, I know that I'm incredibly lucky as far as premmie experiences go.

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    Is it not common for mums to naturally birth preemie babies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    Is it not common for mums to naturally birth preemie babies?
    The rate for c-sections is significantly higher for early prems, because there is fetal distress or a critical risk to mother and/or baby which necessitates it. Time becomes extremely important and it is usually the fastest way to deliver baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    The rate for c-sections is significantly higher for early prems, because there is fetal distress or a critical risk to mother and/or baby which necessitates it. Time becomes extremely important and it is usually the fastest way to deliver baby.
    I didn't even think of that

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    The way my doctor put it to me was that my body was weeks away from wanting to go into labour so it's entirely possible when attempting to induce that labour could stall.

    He told me that night when he put the balloon catheter in that I had a 30% chance of needing a c-section but when he came around in the morning and I was 3cm dilated, he told me I had a 90% chance of having a vaginal birth! ☺️


 

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