Pregnancy Complications

Those nine months of a pregnancy can be an exciting time but it can also be nerve-wracking for those dealing with a pregnancy complication. Women can be affected by a variety of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, bleeding during pregnancy, and premature labor. As scary as these issues can be, hearing how other women have contended with and overcome their complications can help ease a woman's fears. So write to us and tell us your encouraging story about your pregnancy complication.

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My Life with a Sick Son

I first found out I was pregnant on April 2 2009. I was only 16 at the time, turning 17 in May. We decided to keep the baby because I have had prior abortions in the past and I could not live with myself doing that again. Yes I know I should of used protection after the other times, but I didn't. When we went to the 5 month ultrasound to find out if it was a boy or girl and it was a boy!!! The doctor came in and told the nurse to sendme to him after. I went down to his office and he told me my baby was diagnosed with gastroschisic- which is when the organs are on the outside of the body. I would have to travel to see another doctor because the town i live in didn't handle those kinds of problems.

When I went to my first app I was so scared, terrified and didn't know what to expect. Lucky for us the intestines were only on the outside and I had to have a c-section a month early. So I had Karson Nov 9, 2009 and surgery and everything went well. We had to take feeds really slow because it was just to hard on his belly. He got up to 45cc and turned very ill and had to get airlifted to Seattle Childrens' Hospital and was on life support. They didn't know if he was going to make it. He got this infection called NECC and caused a loss of blood supply to the intestines, which means they fed them too early. That had caused a blockage in the intestines and he had to overcome his 3rd surgery. As of 2/2/10 we are still here hoping to go home soon. I want to get my story published and tell everyone what it is like to have a sick child and be a child yourself. It is so hard. If any one knows how I can do this please contact me 406-491-3786



I had a best friend. Her name was S. She was a good girl, popular, Christian, made straight A's, and one of the best clarinet players in her band class. So there was this really "hot" sophomore who went to our high school (by the way, we were fresh men). And it just so happened that I was on of his best friends (who was a girl). And L (the guy) liked her too. So he asked me to ask S if she wanted to go to a party with him that coming weekend and I said I would. S was all excited and said yea, so they went. I wan't allowed to go to the party, because of my over-protective Mom and Step-Dad, therefore I don't know all the details. All I know is that they had sex while at the party. Unprotected sex. I always thought S would be smarter than that (and L too), but I guess they weren't. They both claimed that they weren't drunk or high, but somehow they still thought they would get away with unprotected sex. They were SO wrong.

A couple weeks later, S comes up to me and says that she's pregnant and that her mom had taken her to the doctor and it was 'confirmed'. I was like 'Holy shiz! You need to tell L!' She agreed and we both went to tell L. He wasn't pleased, but he wasn't mad either. He promised he would be by her side, since it was practically his fault (I never told S this but, it was BOTH of their faults).

They both went to tell his parents, who were also supportive. The only thing she worried about was telling her 'dad' (her step-dad). He could be a real bizitch and she was worried on what he might say (her mom hadn't told him yet). When she finally told him, he was so p/oed he almost kicked her out, but her mom stopped him.

For the first time in her life she had no idea what to do. L said she shouldn't get and abortion and put the baby up for adoption. Her mom said to keep the baby and her 'dad' said to get an abortion ASAP. And for some effin' reason, she left it up to me. And I just told her whatever she wanted to do, 'casue it was her baby. She decided to keep it.

So the day came when she was rushed to the hospital, because her water broke early. (Once again, I wasn't there because my mom didn't want me going and personally, I didn't really wanna be there.) She gave birth to Gregory, a baby boy, but her health wasn't in the highest condition.

I don't know what happened, because no one ever told me.

All I know is that hours after 'Greg' was born I got a call from her mom and L (who WAS present for the birth of 'Greg'). S had died in the hospital an hour after giving birth.

Then all the memories flashed back: when we became best friends in 6th grade, the high school football game we went to in 7th, my 13th birthday party, her saying (in 7th grade) 'Omigod! Colby is RIGHT in front of us!' and me replying, 'Yeah, I know.' 'How did you know?' 'You've described his hair to me like a zillion times.', etc.

I could only think one thing: my best friend was dead.

I blamed it on myself.

I didn't have to tell S that L wanted to go to the party with her, I could've LIED, and none of this would've happened. I could've warned S not to have sex at all.

But I didn't.

And now she is gone FOREVER.

-In memory of S (my best friend forever---I'll see you in Heaven)



Hi, I dont know if this will help anyone, but i am in the same situation. I have been on the pill for years. I came off it about 9 months ago and have been trying ever since, and nothing has happened. I have tried the methods people always say to use- certain times of the month, propping myself up afterwards, and lots of other random things, but nothing seems to work. At first I kept thinking every month that "this would be the month" but nothing has happened yet. I am currently late on my period and hope that it might be the right time. I have 4 year old twins and I was not trying for them. I was on the pill and was really happy to find out I was expecting twins, although they were not planned. But with them, I had no idea I was pregnant and one day I walked passed the tests and just got one, and took it. It was positive. I do not know what made me buy one, I didnt even think i could be pregnant. The next day I had terribly sore breasts, and the following week morning sickness kicked in. So every one is different with 1st signs :)


Its so important to keep your pre-natal appointmen

After two miscarriages and uterus surgery I thank g-d was able to get pregnant again. At my 34rth week regular check up with my OB, I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. I had protein in my urine, high blood pressure, swelling in my feet, hands.... I was send to the hopspital immediately for monitoring. The doctors there monitored me overnight and released me with strict instructions to see my OB the vey next day. When I went to the visit, my symptoms had already worsened and I was sent back to the hospital to determine the next step. Since I was still in my 34rth week, my doctor had advised me that he wanted to wait as long as he could to give the baby a chance to develop further before they delivered me. The policy they stood by was as long as the benefits outweighed the possibility of danger to mother and child. Withing 1 day my conditioned had worsened and I developed Toxemia and the HELLP syndrome. I had an emergency c-section right away. Thankfully my son and I were just fine.
I am sharing my story so that everyone knows how important it is to keep every prenatal appointment. If I had skipped that appointment, I cannot imagine what might of happened. I would have never know I had this condition, it would have rapidly gone down hill, I would have ended up seizing...and who knows what would have happened.

Sorah Kashnow

m pregnant

i have just started college n found out am pregnant i want to complete the course i only need a month of college at the most but my teacher said i am not aloud complete the course surely college carnt discriminate against me ?? il only have a couple months left n i finish early all week 2.30 n get break after every lesson for hlf an hour
n i knw ppl tht had time of college my sister friend had couple months of when she was pregnant n somone on my course who broke her lef had 3 months of n they still was aloud to complete anyone got any ideas what i should do ?


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