‘You’re so small.’ She measured my stomach, concerned. ‘Aren’t pregnant women supposed to gain weight?’: Mom gives birth to 2-pound preemie after umbilical cord complications

“My doctor kept looking at my pregnant belly with a look of concern. ‘How much did you weigh before this pregnancy?’ she asked. The umbilical cord was giving our son nutrients, but not enough. His body was being starved. Every day was a gamble that the umbilical cord would stop working.”

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