labor

‘It’s just cells. Don’t beat yourself up over it.’ That was it. I was sent on my merry way to mourn the loss of my child.’: Woman delivers rainbow baby after losing 7 children

“I remember crawling to the bathroom feeling like a knife was running its way from my navel down, unbeknownst to me that I was even pregnant. I remember sitting there thinking, ‘I’m going to be one of those people on that TV show ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’. Then, I felt the release of my dead baby. The ER doctor told me, ‘Oh, use a heating pad for any pain.’ That’s it. No follow up, no resources available, just use a heating pad.”

‘It was positive. I was terrified. I started shaking and then crying.’: Woman overcomes years of infertility to conceive beautiful baby boy

“I spent the next two years convincing myself I didn’t want a baby anymore. I became obsessed with puppies to fill the void. I had to pet and hug every dog I saw. I looked at puppies on the internet at work. I needed a puppy. The day after I brought our new puppy home, I realized I was late again for my period. I mentioned it to my husband and he replied, ‘You’re always late.’”

‘He was going to lose his high school sweetheart the day his daughter was born. I crashed after my C-section.’: Woman survives ‘silent killer’ Peripartum Cardiomyopathy after childbirth

“I died after delivering my daughter. I flatlined for about 36 hours. Eventually, my heart began to beat on its own again. When my daughter was 2 weeks old, I was able to meet her for the first time since delivery. I had retrograde amnesia, memory loss even before the traumatic event. ‘What happened to Mommy?,’ my 2-year-old son asked. I was truly given my life back.”

‘Babies having babies.’ That’s what my doctor said in the delivery room. I felt every range of emotion.’: Teen mom decides to prove doctor ‘wrong’ by being the best mom possible

“I lay in premature labor at 17 years old, as If I wasn’t terrified enough already. I made a decision that evening as I laid in the hospital bed ready to bring my son into the world. I was going to prove that doctor wrong. I was going to grow up in the next few hours and prepare myself to raise this child as an adult, not a teenager. This boy was going to become my entire world and I was going to be his. And while I wasn’t sure how difficult the journey was going to be, I was going to take it.”

‘I dialed 911. ‘I am miscarrying alone with a 10-month-old baby in the house. I am about to black out and die. Please hurry.’: Woman diagnosed with PCOS, secondary infertility after experiencing second trimester loss

“I rapidly started to gain weight. I’m talking double-digit, rapid weight gain. No matter what I did to get rid of it, I kept packing it on. Each month, I was waiting longer and longer for my cycle. I said to the operator, ‘I am upstairs, last door on the right. I am losing a lot of blood rapidly. Please hurry.’ I don’t remember speaking after that.”

‘He was so wiggly coming out he made it hard to catch him! We were so overwhelmed, he was so beautiful.’: Parents welcome ‘perfect rainbow baby boy’ after pregnancy loss

“We had a surprise pregnancy. Unfortunately, that ended in a loss of our little one which hit us pretty hard. We choose to leave everything up to fate and not prevent another future pregnancy. Sure enough, 5 months later we were expecting another little one! And again, it ended in a loss. So, we chose to hold off on the idea. Turns out fate had other things in mind.”

‘I was pregnant with triplets, until I started to bleed. Things went from 0 to 60 in the matter of an hour.’: Mom loses all 3 triplets, gives birth to ‘rainbow baby’ and adopts ‘sweet, perfect’ boy

“The nurses assured me it must’ve been an accident since I had no pain. I listened and didn’t think anything of it. Huge mistake. Not 24 even hours later, I was delirious with a fever and untreated ruptured sac. Once again, alone at the hospital, I had to deliver my babies and say goodbye. I lost not one, but all three of my triplets.”

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