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9 Weeks Postpartum (Kara)

June 5, 2009

I had my son on my 19th birthday, and it wasn’t planned.
My blood pressure dropped severely low after I got the epidural. I’m not sure
if this caused by son’s heart rate to drop, too. Because of this, I had to have an
emergency c-section. The cord was wrapped around his neck, head, and chest. Thank
God for modern medicine! His name is Gabriel.

Age: 19
# of pregnancies & births: 1
9 weeks postpartum

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12 Responses to “9 Weeks Postpartum (Kara)”

  1. TracyKM Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    You look great for 9 weeks!

  2. shannon Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    wow…9weeks after a cesarean…you look amazing! Congrats, and I am glad your baby boy is ok.

  3. Angèle Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 10:15 am

    9 weeks?!!!! Damn girl! Congrats! What a great birthday gift! :)

  4. Mary Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    You look AMAZING!!! Im so happy everything worked out for the best, my blood pressure dropped with my first after I got my epidural. With my second it didnt happen, so dont be scared the next time around (if you decide to have a next time) things could be different.

  5. Jennifer Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    YOU LOOK GREAT for 9 weeks!

  6. Jill Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    his heart rate dropped because the epidural caused your contractions to be too long and too close together, cutting off his air. so conveniently for the hopsitals time, you needed an “emergency c-section”. this could have all been prevented had they let your body be. you guys should all check out the movies “Pregnant in America” and “The Business of Being Born”

  7. Shannon Says:
    June 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    This exact same thing happened to me with my fourth baby. I had an epidural with my first three, and my babies were born vaginally and were just fine. This time my baby’s cord was wrapped very tightly around her neck and I’m glad that I had the epidural because they were able to rush me in to get the emergency c-section very quickly once they realized she was in distress. Don’t second guess yourself because of Jill’s comment above, you will never know exactly why your baby’s heart rate dropped. I also thank God for modern medicine and that your baby boy is healthy ~ that’s all that matters. Congratulations, and you look fabulous!!

  8. Michelle Says:
    June 7th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I think you look fantastic! Congrats on your new, healthy baby boy! Don’t second guess yourself about having an epidural, it is a personal choice and if it is what you wanted, then good for you. As a nurse, I have seen many women have epidurals and have healthy, uncomplicated vaginal deliveries. I have also seen women without epidurals need emergency c-sections. Labor and Delivery is always unpredictable . . . I do not know of any nurse or doctor who would do any treatment that would compromise the healthy birth of a child.

  9. natalie Says:
    June 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Your son is an angel. I pray you continue to grow. You look amazing! I wish I could look like that. I am 19 months post partum and i look horrible!

  10. Lela Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 4:19 am

    The ‘woulda coulda shoulda’ statements really need to be reserved for another forum, IMHO. I mean, she should be congratulated for having a healthy baby…not castigated for her choice to have a hospital birth or an epidural.

    Poster, Ithink you look great. Enjoy your baby and miracle of motherhood.

  11. Kara Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    aww! Thanks, everyone. :)

  12. laura Says:
    June 20th, 2009 at 8:55 am

    To everyone who puts a pic up less than 9 months after birth- MOST women don’t see a “real” difference until then- before that, you can’t tell at all what’s GOING to happen w/your tummy…you should wait and be paitent before you freak out..you don’t pop out a baby and go back to your old self the next day..does anyone tell these young moms that? Like, you just had a baby and you are still thinking about your ? You have a new baby! Be nicer to yourself..no, your jeans don’t fit yet. My rule for me and my firends is..don’t even look at your old jeans for 9 months.

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