Our story begun on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 22:15. I was 29 weeks gestational, I was woken by my waters breaking. We quickly shot up to the Maternity unit... It was confirmed that my waters had broken but there was no sign off labour. The doctors wanted to keep me in for observation... I was due to go home Wednesday 24th June 2020.... I was about to be discharged when my gorgeous little girl decided it was time to come into this crazy world.
Trish was 29 weeks gestational, when her waters suddenly broke and she was rushed to hospital. Doctors confirmed that there was no signs of labour, but just the next day, when she was due to go home, her little girl decided it was time to enter this world. I was quickly taken to the delivery suit where I was given several different medications to help my daughter... the NICU staff were present, and they talked me through everything that was going to happen once my girl had been born. 02:06am my little girl was born, they quickly took her and put her onto the resuscitation bed (unsure what it’s real name is) they put a ventilator into my daughter I was so scared and worried because I couldn’t hear her crying or any form off movement, my Partner was by me trying to keep me calm, she was then quickly rushed into NICU where later that morning I got to see her for the first time, I didn’t get to see my daughter until 6:30am. I was still in the delivery suite, and my partner had to leave at this point due to COVID-19 restrictions. I then went into theatre to have my placenta removed due to it been stuck. My daughter was getting on really well in NICU.
She had her ups and downs but got threw it. We took everyday step by step, as one day she would be doing fantastic & the next day she wasn’t doing so well... After 7 1/2 weeks in NICU we finally got to take our precious girl home. Our daughter came home on oxygen as she wasn’t coping very well without it. At 6 months old our beautiful girl said goodbye to the oxygen. My daughter is now 8 months old (9 months in 3 days) and doing absolutely fantastic! We cannot thank our NICU staff enough for saving our daughter life and allowing us to have such an amazing life/ future with our girl.Trish