high risk pregnancy

On the left teen couple take maternity photos in matching maroon outfits, on the right teen mom snaps a photo of her medically complex newborn in the hospital

‘The fetus has a condition not yet recorded in medical history.’ Only a teen, I was told I couldn’t care for a child with special needs.’: Teen mom says ‘my heart glows’ after birthing medically complex child

“I noticed the ultrasound tech go back to his head and neck to rescan it. I brushed it off as first time mom fears. Then I got the call. ‘You should seriously consider your options here.’ I was now a high risk teen mom, who didn’t have a mom.”

‘It shouldn’t hurt that bad.’ I was weak, lazy. A complainer. Only 15, doctors had already given up on me.’: Woman diagnosed with Lupus after years of misdiagnoses urges ‘find someone who will listen’

“I could not find my words. I slurred my speech and often got lost driving to places I’d driven to a thousand times. My doctor finally explained pregnancy posed ‘too much of a risk to my life.’ But come December, I saw two little lines on a stick. This little one was determined.”

‘No matter what you do, don’t go home, go straight to the hospital.’ Next thing we were hearing, ‘It’s your baby or your wife.’: After 3 angel babies, mom survives Severe HELLP syndrome to birth miracle preemie

“‘You can’t take her out yet! She is not ready! I’m only 27 weeks!’ The room spinning, I heard muffling voices in and out. ‘You may bleed out from every pore in your body. We need to take this baby out. It is the only way to save you.’ What we thought was a routine appointment turned into a nightmare.”

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