Rebeccas story – an early arrival

Hi Nikki,

Bit of an eventful week for me – long story short I was diagnosed with sudden severe pre eclampsia on Monday, which meant an emergency c-section, and our daughter Holly Grace was born prematurely at 32 weeks on Monday evening. She only weighs 3 pounds 7 ounces and is in special care, but so far she is doing ok.

It’s all been pretty scary stuff so we are just hoping Holly gets stronger every day and she will stay in the SCU for a few more weeks at least.

So it meant that all my active birth and water birth plans were out of the window, however I can say that the Golden Ribbon breath was absolutely invaluable at keeping me calm on a number of occasions during what was a very stressful day when things progressed incredibly rapidly – particularly as a means of zoning out when I was in the operating theatre. Both Iain and the staff were impressed at how quickly I was able to tune out and calm myself down.

Hope all is well with you and thanks again for the golden ribbon breath!!!!!

Becky

xxx

UPDATE:

Holly has made good progress this week as have I – we have had lots of skin to skin the last couple of days which has been amazing. And great tip re looking at a photo whilst expressing!

I am more than happy for you to share my story – I still can’t believe how quickly everything progressed, especially as all my tests at regular midwife appointments had been negative, so this experience has really taught me to listen to my instincts if I think something is wrong. And about the power of the breath too!

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