Blair's Story, 30 Weeks

Miracle Mum, Brocke shares Blair's story

"At 24+5 I woke with horrific back pain. I have had back issues as long as I can remember so I told myself it was just a bad day. As the day progressed, I began to suspect something more sinister and decided that it wouldn’t hurt getting checked out.

On arrival to my small town hospital, I discovered that I was also having regular and consistent contractions. Swabs confirmed that I was in threatened pre term labour. I was airlifted to a much larger hospital 4 hours away.

During the first 4 days of being admitted, I suffered PPROM. This hospital was now my home until baby arrived.

Fast forward 5 weeks of strict hospital bed rest and more medications than I could count, I was transferred to another hospital closer to family. Four days after arriving, at around 7:30pm, I began to feel a sharp localised pain and a quick ultrasound discovered that I had a bleed behind my placenta. I was monitored for 5 hours before being transferred to the delivery floor.

At 1am, I was in immense pain and the senior OB was called in. I was having a placental abruption. I was rushed into theatre and my beautiful sweet Blair graced this earth with her presence at 5:49am. Weighing just over 3 pounds. Doctors were shocked that she survived since my placenta was delivered totally grey. Blair was on CPAP for 5 days and the High and Low flow oxygen for 4 weeks.

At 35 weeks gestational age, against all odds, my little miracle was able to come home.".

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