Hi there! I have been a previous lurker of the bump boards, but never really posted because I felt like everyone else asked my questions more eloquently:) However, my current situation led me to find the high risk board and I hope to find some support here:) Long story short (somewhat), I woke up early Sunday morning with really bad bleeding- after our initial shock, my husband quickly drove me to the emergency room and I was admitted to labor and delivery. Additionally, it was determined that I was contracting and dilated 1 cm- the nurses were great and quickly set up my IV's, started me on Magnesium Sulfate to hopefully stop the contractions, gave me a steroid shot to speed up the baby's lung development, and catheterized me (ouch)! After being on the mag for more than 24 hours, the contractions and bleeding slowed and they were able to wean me off of it. In following up with the bleeding, they did a few ultrasounds and in doing so, they found a completely unrelated issue- they think that our baby has chronic diaphragmatic hernia (basically, the hernia has a hole in which the organs in the stomach cavity move up into the chest cavity and compromise the growth of the baby's lungs). My husband and I were terrified when we heard this- it was a lot of information to process and we felt like every time we got news about what was potentially going on, the news kept getting worse and worse. So- as of now, I am on bedrest at the hospital until our doctor can set us up with appts. at the Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP). Once the appts. are made, we will go to my parents' house outside of Philly where I will stay on restricted bedrest for as long as possible...they said the best thing is to make sure we try to keep the baby inside for as long as possible.
Ahhh...what a week this has been- thanks for letting me share my story and I look forward to being a part of this board:)