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Connie's Story
Posted September 14, 2009

My husband and I had a very rough time becoming parents, but it did happen for us. I have always had irregular periods so I knew it would it would be hard for me to get pregnant. I was diagnosed with pcos when I was 19 and blocked tubes. Fertility pills did not work for me at all. I had my tubes unblocked and 5 years later i was still not pregnant. I cried all the time during this part of my life. I had another hsg and found that one of my tubes was blocked again. I was very depressed. Not only wasn't I getting pregnant but I gained a lot of weight. So I went on a diet similar to south beach. I lost 40lbs and my periods started to get regular. I got a little excited. On Christmas 2002 I found out that i was pregnant for my daughter Sierra Grace. She was born 3 weeks early because of preeclampsia. It was very mild, but they induced to prevent complications. She weighed 7lbs 6oz 19 in long with a head full of black curly hair and brown eyes. She was my miracle.

Three years later we decided to try again. Well I gained the weight i had lost and my periods were irregular again. For about 1 and half yrs i exercised and did weight watchers. I was not getting pregnant and I had lost 40 lbs. Untill someone told me i was eating too many carbs and that is what causes pcos. So I went on strict south beach. I lost 10 lbs in one week and by the end of the month I was pregnant again. I was so excited. I thought this would never happen for me. When I was 29 wks i had the worst migraine ever and i had started swelling some terrible. I started losing my vision so my husband rushed me to the hospital and i was admitted. I had preeclampsia again and this time it was dangerous. My bp was 193/105 and I had +4 proteins in my urine. They gave me magnesium for my bp and steroid shots to develop the babys lungs and the very next day I had a c-section. My baby girl weighed 2lbs 14.7 oz and she was 15 inches long.

She stayed in the nicu for 5 wks. She never had any problems other than weight and learning to eat. Kaylie Francis is now home and doing great. She is 5 months old and weighs 12lbs She has red hair and blue eyes like my great grandfather.

After the birth of Kaylie I had a tubal ligation. I don't want to risk another pregnancy. I am lucky to have my girls, and they mean more to me than all the money in the world.

 

 


 
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