My two birth experiences, eight years apart
Submitted by meek527
Both of my pregnancies were totally different. My first child was a boy. My hair and nails grew nice and long, my face cleared up, and I was glowing. I experienced pregnancy induced hypertension plus the HCG levels in my blood were higher than normal. (This test is a red flag for downs syndrome or multiplesAn amniocentesis was performed to rule out downs syndrome. I was admitted to the hospital at 36 weeks for observation and bedrest. Another amnio was performed to check if my son's lungs were ready to perform outside of the womb and my labor was induced at 37 weeks. Suppositories were placed in my cervix to soften and open the birth canal. I got magnesium sulfate IV which burns and I couldn't get any pain medications because it wasn't best for the baby. I was basically in labor the whole day and he came just in time to be a Gemini like me. He was 4 lbs 5 oz. and stayed in the NICU only a couple of days for observation. He began talking kinda late at age 3 and had a speech delay but he walked at 12 months and was potty trained at 3. He's 11 now and husky. No health problems other than mild issues like eczema and needs glasses. He does have a major learning disability with mild autistic characteristics. He struggles to stay with the general class and receives additional support.
I didn't have any pregnancy issues with my daughter. Now with her my hair fell out and my skin seemed to worsen. Again, HCG levels were high in my blood and had my third amniocentesis but this time they found Turner's Syndrome. In her case a small percentage of her X chromosomes were missing. Females have XX and males have XY. There is a possibility that she might need technological assistance to get pregnant when the time comes, or she may not be able to get pregnant, or she might not have any problems at all. Her organs were examined and all look well. She does not exhibit the main physical characteristics (webbed neck, stubby fingers)The only issue arising was that her femurs (leg bones) measured shorter than normal and they couldn't view her ovaries. This wasn't a major problem to me. I figured she'll just be short then. I went past my due date with her and was hoping she would come naturally which she did. My contractions started around 4am. I got up and timed the contractions, took a shower, then headed to the hospital after dropping my son off at daycare. I did ask for an IV pain med this time which only made me sleepy, so not good when it came time to push. She was born 6 lbs 7 oz. after 5 hours. Now she's 3. A cute petite princess with a big personality! She's a fast learner and was talking at the age of one, potty trained at two, but began walking around 14 months. I breastfed both for less than a year each. It was sooooo painful in the beginning even with the help of a lactation consultant.
Now I need to have another boy to correct my skin and hair again. hahahaha!