Sounds like how you’d start your NA meeting, right?
But I.C (Incompetent Cervix) is a real medical condition. The cliff notes explanation is that your cervix opens WAY before it should. Without pregnancy knowledge, this doesn’t sound like a big deal. However, IC is what causes a large portion of miscarriages each day. (Fact, most women with IC find out when they lose their first child)
Having IC has caused a number of traumatic things to happen. Including; severe pelvic pain, irreversible damage to my pelvis,2 preemie babies and a miscarriage (sorry to anyone who didn’t already know that).
Both of my children were born premature (@24 and 34 weeks respectively). Having a premature child is not something you can ever be ready for. The hospital stay in itself is worth a whole entry (or 110).
But once your child comes home…
You are on your own. I mean, sure, you can read blogs, talk to friends and family, consult a pediatrician for advice…But the truth is, each child is different.
My son has needed physical therapy and is now in speech therapy. He’s the same size as his sister (who is 11 months younger), he hardly gains weight, and every time we go to
The pediatrician, I feel guilty.
It’s out lot in life as a preemie mom to feel responsible for something we cannot change and had no control over. But I cried everyday my son was in the hospital. And I feel like crying every time someone calls him a peanut. But I don’t anymore.
And I’m here for you if you do.