Miracle Mum, Rebecca, recalls how a dreadful pregnancy and many weeks waiting in hospital paved the way for the arrival of her beautiful boy Korbin, who now lives life to the fullest.
"My pregnancy was horrible I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness) all day. I was hospitalised for IV fluids numerous times and I almost spent Christmas Day in hospital. I was finally starting to feel better with the help of medication when at 26 weeks I woke up in the early hours of the morning to go to the toilet and found that I was bleeding. I had bled on and off my whole pregnancy and at first, I thought nothing of it but decided to call my local hospital, who advised me to come in and get checked.
I arrived at the hospital with my mum, as my partner was at work 5 hours away. I had an internal exam and the doctor said I was 2cm dilated, fully effaced with a footling breech baby and bulging membranes. I was rushed to John Hunter Hospital in an ambulance with the lights and sirens, petrified my baby was coming any minute.
I was admitted straight into the birthing suite where I was hooked up to machines, drips, magnesium infusions, and steroids all to help my baby if he came early.
The day turned into night with nothing progressing so I was admitted to the ward. I spent 3 weeks in the ward and in that time I had 3 bleeds and my water broke spontaneously at 28+5 weeks. Again, nothing progressed until I was 29+2 weeks. I spent most of the day in bed feeling off. Dinner arrived and I couldn’t bare the sight of it as I was in pain. So my midwife called for a doctor who did another internal exam and discovered I was 8cm dilated.
It took one hour to fully dilate and after 20 mins and one push my boy was here. My placenta had started to die and I had a small haemorrhage post birth. But hearing my boy cry and getting to have a quick hug - I knew he wouldn’t let anything hold him back.
At 14 months, almost 12 months corrected, we still do things 100 miles an hour just like his birth. I wouldn’t change him for the world."
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