On February 19, 2014 at 37 weeks, 3 days pregnant, I noticed my little girl was not moving like she should have been. I did what they tell you to do, lay on left side, drink cold water, wait an hour.
So I drank some juice and waited another hour.
Still no movement.
I waited for my fiancé to get home because she loved her daddy’s voice. By then I knew something was wrong. I called the hospital to let them know I was coming in with decreased fetal movement.
I got there and they took a urine sample right away. I had protein and blood in my urine with a really high blood pressure. They monitored the baby for about an hour and had me drink cold water. She still wasn’t moving, although she had a strong heartbeat. They did an ultrasound and said baby was not responding and I had low fluid.
My doctor called me ten minutes later and let me know I had developed preeclampsia, my liver was shutting down, and the only cure was to deliver. He informed me that I was not dilated and with my high blood pressure and baby not moving we wouldn’t be able to handle the labor process. So he ordered a c-section. I was very scared what would happen and wanted my little girl to be healthy!
Ms. Zoey Leann was born at 10:41 pm at 4 lbs, 5 oz and 18 inches long! Completely healthy, just underweight!
I’m extremely happy that I followed my mommy instinct and went in. It not only saved my baby girl’s life, but also mine!