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Prepping for Birth, Part 3

Where were we.

Dr. H came in.

I told him I wasn’t noticing contractions at all. Like the pitocin wasn’t even on. (Until today, I still have no idea if contractions were registering on the monitor and I wasn’t noticing them or if they weren’t happening at all.) 681 more words

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Prepping for Birth, Part 2

Jolene was my first L&D nurse. Yes, she is named after the Dolly Parton song. She was also very pregnant. 37 weeks, she said. Her second baby. 676 more words

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Prepping for Birth, Part 1

I already wrote about being summoned to the hospital. Now I’m going to fill in some details of that day. If no one else read this, that’s okay. 397 more words

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Pregnant? What you need to know about pre-eclampsia

Pregnant? Are you making all of your prenatal visits? It can seem tiresome to go to prenatal visits when it seems like they do the same blood pressure and urine tests every single time, but those prenatal visits are critical for keeping you and baby healthy. 652 more words

Elevate

In my two pregnancies I experienced Preeclampsia. My feet, and hands would get swollen. After the birth of children they would become normal. Then at age twenty eight my feet started geting swollen for no reason at all. 175 more words

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Thank you for a fantastic season!

Today is the last day of the 2017 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia season.  As I sit here in my office, I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude.  The amount of time, effort, energy, and contributions that 3,700+ individuals put in to making these events successful nationwide both humbles and astounds me.   354 more words

Promise Walk

Evicted at 38 Weeks

August 22, 2017: The day started like any other: I woke up feeling the pure exhaustion of being 38 weeks pregnant and not being able to get a decent night’s rest in the hot summer heat. 1,477 more words