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9/20/2016 Latest post:
This pregnancy has not been the easiest. It started off with a lot of morning sickness then our first complication came at 20 weeks when I was diagnosed with placenta previa. Later down the road at my 28 week appointment, I had another bump in the road. I had a positive Antibody D test which means my blood type and the baby's blood type are different. Somehow the baby's blood got into my system and my body is trying to fight it off. The Doctor said there shouldn't be any concern with this pregnancy but still wanted a specialist to check to make sure baby was OK. I had to go in for an ultrasound to see if the blood flow of the baby was good and there were no other complications. Everything turned out fine with baby and his blood flow. While at this ultrasound they checked my placenta to see if it moved away from my cervix hoping to avoid a C-section. This is when we got the news that we never imagined. I was now being diagnosed with Vasa Previa. My placenta has blood vessels attached to it but they are hanging down too close to my cervix. The doctor's plan was to monitor me every week and then at 32 weeks hospitalize me until baby comes. Well, my body had other plans. I started having contractions and cramping and with my high risk pregnancy they didn't want any chances of me dilating. If I were to dilate, I would hit the blood vessel and we wouldn't make it to the hospital fast enough to save the baby. I was transported to the University of Minnesota Medical Center and have been admitted until baby comes. Our goal is for baby to hang on and make it to around 34-35 weeks then be delivered by c-section. We are taking it one day at a time and just hoping baby can stay put for awhile and keep growing. He is one strong boy and so far baby and I are doing great. We just hit week 30 so it is going to be a long road ahead but I know I'm in good hands and we will be taken care of when the time comes. I will keep you updated when we have more information and when the time gets closer for our little boy to join our family.
Thank you everyone for all the support and prayers. We greatly appreciate it!
Love, Aimee, Brandon, Caiden, and Baby B
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