Connor was our second Child. I had 2 miscarriages prior to becoming pregnant with him. My first child was born at 41.5 weeks and had to be induced so this pregnancy was very different. I had some placental lifting (causing bleeding) at 11 weeks, 16 weeks which required me to have some bed rest. We knew it was going to be a difficult pregnancy but I think I was a little bit of denial. At 23 weeks I had yet more bleeding and placental lifting and was put in hospital. In between all this my mother become quite unwell (just to add more stress).

At 27 weeks I had a large bleed and silly me, drove myself to hospital. I was again put in hospital on bed rest. Things had started to settle a bit and I was about to go home, when I had yet another bleed (at 28 weeks) and was transferred to a level 1 hospital as they thought they would have to deliver Connor at 28weeks. I sat in delivery suite for 8 hrs while they tried to figure out what to do. In the end things settled down and I was put on bed rest. My bleeding never really stopped (slow trickle) and was pretty stressful.

When I was 29 and 4 days, I had a small bleed and let the staff know. Connor was obviously distressed in there, but I did not feel too bad. I had an emergency C section. My husband only just made it to the hospital in time to see me for 2 minutes before they gave me a general and delivered Connor. Delivery was not particularly straight forward. I had, had a large internal bleed of 2L that they could not control particularly well. Connor needed to be intubated and ended up in NICU for a 3 days, then HDU for a further 42 days then SCN for 21 days.

Connor finally came home 3 weeks ago. Was a little slow putting on weight but has turned a corner now and doing well. We have been truly blessed and lucky he has done so well.

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