Hysterectomy After Childbirth – Laura’s Story
My name is Laura Boot-Handford and I recently turned 30. I grew up in the beautiful town Lewes, East Sussex. I met my Husband there whilst at college. We both went to University in Leicester and settled in Northampton nearby once we had finished. We bought our first house and two cats. We got married and soon thought about starting a family of our own.I was 27 when we had our first son, Harry. I had a consultant led pregnancy as I have Addisons, although I rarely saw the consultant. I started to get high blood pressure and traces of protein in my urine which was indicating the onset of pre eclampsia so the registrar decided it would be best for baby if I was induced at 38 weeks. I had three stretch and sweeps over the weekend to try and start things off but Baby was nice and happy and didn’t want to budge. I went into hospital on Thursday the 11th to have a propess inserted into my cervix. It looked kind of like a flattened tampon with a long cord. I was supposed to have this in just overnight and removed the next morning but it was particularly busy on the ward. I was asked to get up early on the Friday morning so they could break my waters to get things going but I was left again not knowing what was happening. I spent most of the day sitting in a side room wondering if anyone would come and talk to us about a plan for what was going to happen. I had my birth plan; I gave it to the midwife who was looking after me and she just laughed and said I shouldn’t ge...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Post Birth Your Stories childbirth postpartum haemorrhage Womb transplant Source Type: news
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