I am 1 in 4. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. I never wanted to be a part of this club. My pregnancy was 100% healthy but on July 26, 2018, my life changed.
Hospital Birth Story
It was time to let go of the natural birth idea and let science listen to the message Mother Nature was sending. It was time to have a plus size emergency c-section.
The news, of having a Single Umbilical Artery pregnancy, cast a shadow of uncertainty over what should have been a giddy, happy, excited time preparing for the arrival of our first child.
I had planned a plus size natural birth from the beginning. So I was trying to mentally talk myself into believing that I could handle the pain for just a few seconds at a time.
So many of us, experiencing an obese pregnancy, have been misled to believe we can’t have a healthy outcome. The reality is people of all sizes can and do have healthy pregnancies! This is Adriane’s story.
I think back at those amazingly hard 30 hours and how emotional they were. I can’t believe I doubted my body and my baby. This is my plus size VBAC story!
Moral of my story, as a plus size mom, is that you get to take your care into your own hands. This is my transfer birth story from a birth center to the hospital.
After years of not conceiving I thought it wasn’t possible. I was shocked to see that perfect little plus sign. I immediately worried, would I have a healthy plus size pregnancy and baby? Would l look pregnant or just fat? I had so many plus size pregnancy fears!
The loss of a pregnancy is something that impacts people in many different ways – and all of those ways should be honored. A mother should be supported as well as her partner. This is one mom’s story of giving birth after pregnancy loss…
I thought my body was a failure because we had a different journey than others. But then I look at my daughter and think to myself “my goodness, my body was perfect for her”.