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Finally done!

Postby Pamcakes » Sep 28, 2012 1:32 pm

My baby girl was born on September 17th.

We had planned to induce earlier, but an amnio showed she needed a bit longer inside. So we waited until 39 weeks. On Monday September 17th, I went in to be induced. My OB was staffing the birth center that day, so she was able to start the induction, follow us during the day, deliver our baby, schedule an OR room, and give me a tubal all in the same day (my ideal scenario).

I was already 4 cm dilated and 75 percent effaced, so it was a pretty easy induction. They started pitocin and broke my water. By 1:25, I was 7 cm dilated and 100 percent effaced. Since my first daughter's delivery went really fast after getting to 7 cm, we were all ready for a second fast one. Sure enough, 10 minutes later, I was fully dilated and started pushing. Madeleine Grace was born at 1:44, weighing 6 pounds, 0.3 ounces. The unrelenting nausea, reflux, and horrible taste were gone almost immediately. Madeleine and I were able to have a couple of hours of skin to skin time while we waited for an OR. They used the same epidural for my delivery and my tubal, and by 6:00 pm I was back in a hospital room holding our beautiful baby. She is perfect and sweet and calm. But I'm done with hyperemesis, PICCs, TPN, and risking my life. Maybe we'll adopt someday, but for now we're moving on and raising our two beautiful girls.

Hang in there, all of you HGing moms. I know it feels like forever, but someday (soon) you'll be done and holding your beautiful baby.

Life is good - again.

Lauren (2004). HG from week 6 to delivery. Zofran, reglan, phenergan, unisom and B6, protonix, prednisone, PICC, IV hydration, and TPN.
Angel baby (April, 2011)
Madeleine (2012). HG from week 5 to delivery. Zofran, phenergan, unisom, protonix, Zantac, PICC, TPN, and IV hydration.
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Re: Finally done!

Postby AnneCan » Sep 28, 2012 1:37 pm

Congratulations Pamela! I'm so glad that it's all over for you, and you have your beautiful girls to snuggle with. I feel the same way about 'moving on', and I too have my two girls to hold tight now. I hope your recovery goes smoothly, and that you feel back to yourself in no time! Best to your family!...and that's a beautiful name too by the way...
DD1 born Jan 29, 2010. Mod-Severe HG. Started treatment at 5 weeks. c-section (breech)
DD2 born July 23, 2012. Severe HG started treatment at 4 weeks until birth. VBAC!
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Re: Finally done!

Postby krsweetpea » Sep 28, 2012 8:27 pm

Yay! Congrats!
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Re: Finally done!

Postby DivineLotus » Sep 30, 2012 12:09 am

Congrats! Yay!!
Second HG baby. 8/6/15
Treated with zofran, diclegis, compro, colace, jigsaw magnesium. HG 7 weeks - 17 weeks. Continued meds.

First HG baby. 4/11/11
HG 4-20weeks, little treatment, severe. Zofran, reglan, B6, placenta pervia, lost 12lbs, depression, ptsd.
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Re: Finally done!

Postby Brynn1984 » Sep 30, 2012 9:27 am

Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you and looking forward to joining you on the other side soon :)
Baby boy Benjamin born on 10.22.12!
Severe HG week 5 - 18, Moderate HG week 19 - 22, Mild HG week 23 - 30
Treatments: PICC line with TPN, Midline with fluids, Zofran, Ativan, Zoloft, Protonix, Milk of Magnesia
Total weight loss: 25 pounds

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Re: Finally done!

Postby LucyNoah » Oct 02, 2012 9:13 pm

Congratulations, glad your on the other side!! Enjoy your beautiful baby.
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Re: Finally done!

Postby Cin » Oct 04, 2012 12:08 pm

Excellent! Congratulations!
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Isaac, 10 -- NVP
Naomi, 8 -- HG
Edward, 4 -- avoided clinical HG through aggressive pre-emptive treatment and pure luck (aka medicated fluffy)
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Re: Finally done!

Postby SommerNyte » Oct 07, 2012 10:44 pm

Congratulations!! I can't wait to reach the other side....
DD Calista born 9/5/03 (Unmanaged/undiagnosed HG 6 - 20 weeks)
Twin DS Ace & Nate born 10/19/07 (HG treated w/ PICC line 4 -31 weeks (delivery))
DD Shiloh born 3/6/12 (HG treated w/ PICC line 6 - 32 weeks)

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