Jun 07, 2012
I finally feel ready to write about what happened to my little Ruby.
Basically they don't really know what caused me to go into preterm labour. I had some dark yellow discharge last Tuesday and contacted my midwife and she said to go do a urine sample at the lab on the Wednesday morning and then go and see her in the afternoon for a vaginal swab. Well I did the urine sample on the Wednesday morning but started lightly bleeding around midday and had some mild cramping so I rang my midwife and she said to go to hospital.
I got there and they kept promising me a scan but I didn't get one till the next day (Thursday) at 10:30am. On the ultrasound she was fine and jumping around and happy as but they said my cervix was open and some membranes were bulging into my vaginal canal. They were looking at giving me the stitch but only if my cramping stopped. Unfortunately I started having contractions around midday and went into full on labour and there was nothing they could do, I delivered her on Friday morning at 6:00am. She came out whole in the sac, my waters didn't even break. It was such a hard labour and I lost a lot of blood, I had to have a blood transfusion in the end.
They still don't know why it happened, one doctor thinks I might have had an infection (but my urine sample and swabs they did in hospital came back clear) and another doctor thinks I might have had an incompetent cervix. I may get some answers once all the tests come back. I can't help but think if they had just scanned me as soon as I arrived in hospital on the Wednesday or even checked my cervix by looking in my vagina they might have been able to do something to stop me going into labour. I guess I can't dwell on these things but it makes me mad that they didn't take it seriously till it was too late.