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Prayers needed - friend's baby

One of my friends just delivered her baby. She went in to be induced, then baby started having elevated heart rate and showing signs of distress.

She had an emergency c section and they discovered she had vasa previa. (I've seen this one time, but didn't know what it was called until now since it was a "near miss.") It is usually fatal for the baby because of rapid blood loss.

Thank God she was at a hospital with a level III NICU, and baby received blood transfusions immediately after birth and is now doing fine.

She is an MD, so she knows exactly how close things came, and I'm sure she's worried about any future effects that are unknown at this time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_praevia

Re: Prayers needed - friend's baby

  • how scary.  I still dont' think I understand it completely, but it looks like maybe the umbilical cord does not run completely to the placenta, so the veins that should be in the cord are "free"?  Kind of like a wire w/o the protective rubber coating?  How odd that that isn't diagnosed in an U/S.

    I'm glad everything worked out ok.

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  • I'm glad things seem to be fine and will keep them in my prayers.
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  • Very scary for them. I am glad they are doing well. I will keep them in my prayers.
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  • How scary! ?I'm glad the baby is doing alright.
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  • That is so scary!  I'm glad that mom and baby are doing well now. 
  • Oh wow.  Sending (belated) prayers and thoughts!
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  • Thanks ladies. I'll let you know if I hear anything else.
  • How scary. Some times it's almost worse to know more. She's in my thoughts and prayers.
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  • sending lots of T&P!
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