This is it. I’m sitting down (and for once I’ve remembered to bring water with me and if you’ve been with me when I’ve pumped you’ll know how rarely that happens!!), and I’m pumping. 620 more words
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My first baby…..my first delivery….not at all how it was supposed to be. One of the things that sticks with me the most, that still makes me cry nearly sixteen years later, is the first time I saw him – not just his foot from across the room before they whisked him away, but the first time I got to really see him, all of him. 396 more words
Post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PPH) is thought to be due to micro blood clots causing inflammation and fibrosis of the arachnoids, inhibiting CSF reabsorption.
~1/3 of infants with IVH develop PPH, especially those with grade 3 or 4 IVH. 47 more words
IVH originates from the subependymal germinal matrix, a highly vascular structure of delicate capillaries. Around 50% occur with the first 24 hours of life, especially if unstable after birth, with less than 5% occurring after day 5. 30 more words