I went into pre-term labor at 26 weeks. My first pregnancy, I did not know what was going on, I decided to go to the hospital to make sure everything was ok. Upon arrival, doctors realized I was in labor. Everything happened so quickly, I was taken to the O.R for an emergency C-section. Not knowing what was going on was agonizing. I did not hear him cry and immediately started to worry. He was quickly taken, I did not get a chance to hold him like most moms do after giving birth. I was taken to the recovery room and a doctor came in to explain what had just happened. I will never forget her words, "there is a possibility he may be blind or deaf or have other developmental issues". I started to cry, still in disbelief of what had just happened. He was taken to the NICU, where he spent four months. I was very happy with the NICU, the staff was always friendly and welcoming. I was able to visit 24/7 and felt comfortable leaving him because I knew he was in good hands.
My son will be 18 years old in a few months and will be graduating from high school! If you see him now, you would never know he came into this world at only 2 lbs, fighting for dear life! The March of Dimes is a cause that I will forever support because it holds a special place in my heart.
Please visit my fundraising page to donate. Together we’ll be part of a movement to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.
With preterm birth rates continuing to rise, the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color.
At March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ you're lifting up communities, creating connections and taking action to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.
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