Claire Culwell’s birth mother found out she was pregnant at the young age of thirteen, thinking she was carrying only one baby in her womb. Claire’s mother grew up in a broken home and her mother forced her to get an abortion at five months. Claire’s mother believed the abortion was successful, so she continued on with her life. But four weeks later, a friend told her something seemed off and said she should go back to the doctor. That’s when she found out she was still pregnant.
After a week, she felt something was wrong with her body and she turned up pregnant with her fifth child. Her cousins, Sadie and Margaret, told her that the pain probably had something to do with the baby. “However, Henrietta said that it was not, because the knot is there before the baby” (Skloot 36). After her son was born, Henrietta told her husband, David Lack, to bring her to the doctor because she was bleeding in her vagina when it was not her time. They went to a clinic at Johns Hopkins hospital.
They started me on an I.V. and hooked me up to a machine that would monitor my daughter 's heartbeat and my contractions. I was in labor and making phone calls to cancel my baby shower, that was planned for later that day. My mother-in-law was on her phone trying to get ahold of my husbands grandpa. He was away camping with some family members but he really wanted to be here for the birth of his first great-granddaughter.
Hannah was born on the brisk autumn morning of October 29th 2003, she was a beautiful red headed, little chubby baby. After my mom had examined her ,she noticed a needle shapped hole in her neck. Which confused my mom. She knew Hannah did not get a shot in her neck. My mom asked the doctor about the hole, and the doctor told mom it was nothing to worry about, and it would more than likely go away on its own.
The most challenging part is when the mother is not able to conceive or fails to carry full term. One of my mother’s favorite stories is when an infertility patient tried numerous times to conceive without success. They tried one more cycle with intrauterine insemination with husband’s sperm and in four weeks they had a positive pregnancy test. They followed the patient through 8 months of pregnancy and she delivered a healthy baby
I went into labor at 7am, after she endured a lot of stress, I delivered her at 1:12pm, and she had not eaten all day long.” The birth of her baby had taken its toll on both mother and baby . Meredith Small discusses the fatigue and trauma that mothers and babies experience during childbirth in chapter one of her book, Our Babies, Ourselves (13). Jane was relived that her daughter would finally be able to eat. Jane admits that this was not the ideal scenario, however, she wanted to do what was best for her baby at that moment. Fortunately, the baby latched on around midnight, and from that point Jane was able to continue breastfeeding her for over a
My mom was in the room and also a witness to this tragedy. We had lost our first baby early in the pregnancy. I couldn't imagine getting all the way to the end of this pregnancy without reaping the benefits, it seemed unbearable. After what seemed like an eternity, my daughter let out a soft cry and color flushed to her small body. I was a roller coaster of emotions, scared, sad, upset, ... ... middle of paper ... ...NG tube, a tiny tube that was forced down her throat and attached to a pump fed her every few hours.
My Sister's Keeper is the story of Anna Fitzgerald, who by the age of thirteen has undergone many blood transfusions, numerous surgeries, and multiple bone marrow transplants. “Most babies are accidents, not me. I was engineered, born to save my sister’s life.” At the beginning of the movie Anna explains that she as conceived to be a donor for her sister, Kate. Kate is a 16 year old with renal failure due to a very rare form of leukemia. The girls' parents expect Anna to donate her kidney to help her sister.
When my sister had her twin girls they were placed in the NICU because they were born a little early and the girls had problem breathing. There have been times when we came to visit the babies, and the babies were laying in their own throw up or their diaper haven 't been changed. I feel that the quality of care is very important. Everybody should be treated all the same no matter what type of insurances the patient has from Community Eye Health suggested in there journal How can we improve patient care? "Existing problems in health care relate to both medical and non-medical factors and a comprehensive system that improves both aspects must be implemented.
Lauren got pregnant when she was in senior year with her boyfriend of two years. All her friends told her the preeminent option was abortion so she could carry on with her life and get a fresh start. She had no idea what she was gonna do. She had stringent parents who would not be thrilled about her recent choices. Lauren finally decided to keep the baby and let the baby live the life she created.