Bonnie: Emergency Cesarean At 27 Weeks Due to HELLP Syndrome, NICU Stay
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This is part 1 of 2. Bonnie joins us today to share the story of her daughter, Sabrina! Bonnie and her husband met in college and married in 2018. They decided to start trying to start a family around 2020. When they went in for their “confirmation” appointment, they were met with the news of a miscarriage and decided to move forward with a D&C.
They tried again and got news in December 2020 that they were expecting again, with the baby due in August. Around 27 weeks, Bonnie went to bed one night and felt so terrible. She called the hotline and was told she could come in the morning or go to the hospital. She felt as things were getting more serious and left for the hospital at 2am. She was quickly sent to L&D and after a few tests was told that she could have a stroke or seizure at any moment. The L&D team kept her comfortable, prepared her that she would be having a baby that weekend. She had to transfer to a hospital due to the NICU team and had to go under anesthesia for the delivery. Her daughter, Sabrina, was born at 27 + 4. Bonnie had a fairly easy recovery but Sabrina was in the NICU for the next four months. They made it through a long road of recovery ahead of them but at 18 months, Sabrina is thriving and excited to become a big sister!
Part 2 will be out next week where Bonnie gets more into detail about her postpartum experience and we bombard her with questions!
Bonnie was pregnant during the recording of this episode and hoped to make it further along in her pregnancy this time. She recently gave birth to her second daughter in December 2022 at 29 weeks. Follow along on her second journey with a premature birth and NICU stay on Instagram here.
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