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When I was Pregnant with my Son I had a fairly Easy Pregnancy and When I got to 33 Weeks I Lost 5 Kilos I asked my Doctor why this had Happened and he put it down to “Fluid Loss”.

As he was the Medical Professional I just listened to what he had said.

I was induced at 42 weeks and Labour failed to Progress. My Son was born Via C section at 6 30 pm and was Found to be extremely Underweight and Unwell it seems that my Placenta had no been working for some weeks and he spent 3 weeks in NICU.

He is now a Happy Healthy Bouncing 2 Year old but I hate what he went through.

My Message to all you ladies is to always Trust your Mothers Intuition and Push for what you believe in.


Posted by stephvel, 30th September 2013


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  • So glad this story had a happy ending.

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  • When my 5 year old son started crying with leg pain other people said growing pains. I started researching and read many posts about leg pain and leukaemia. The next day I noticed his glands were up. Put the 2 in the search bar and leukaemia comes up. Took him straight to the doctors and 2 days later he was in John Hunter Hospital after blood tests showed suspected leukaemia. Yes he had it. I just knew it wasn’t growing pains. Trust yourself mummas.

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  • Mothers intuition is always right, trust it and go with your instincts.

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  • I agree that a mother’s intuition is always right!
    I had my son 2 years ago and from the moment he was born, I knew something was wrong.. After having 2 previous children who were demand fed, my son had to be woken up for feeds. He was very sleepy and hardly cried. I had to wake him up every 3 hours for a feed as he wouldn’t. I kept telling the nurses and doctors in the hospital that something was wrong with my baby. Only to be told that it’s normal for a newborn to be sleepy.. Ok fair enough, but to the point where they won’t wake for feeds?? Anyway at one point in the first few days of being in hospital, his body temperature dropped. To the point where he was shivering even though he was wearing warm clothing and a warm blanket around him. I called the nurses in and they made me breast feed him under a heat lamp skin to skin.. At this point I was hysterical. Enough for them to call in a dr.. A INTERN DR!! This doctor gave the all clear and to ease my worries they put a monitor on him so that if he stops breathing a alarm would go off.. This didn’t ease my worries.. Anyway we were discharged after 3 days in hospital.. 2 days later my newborn child became very irritable, had a temperature. I couldn’t even settle my baby. After being told by my parents and friends to just keep an eye on him, I just could not settle myself unless someone told me my baby would be ok so I rushed him to the hospital and it turns out that my son had bacterial meningitis and a bleed on his brain. I was told by the doctors that if I had not brought him in when I did, I would have lost him!!! I have since put in a serious complaint against the hospital!!!

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  • It’s something we battle with the medical profession, I had to stamp my foot when my son was only 2months old for the hospital to take me seriously, he ended up having a terrible urinry track infection and was hospitalized, they told me afterwards the only reason they didn’t send us home from the ED was that he was born in that hospital and had spent his 1st week in special care, otherwise they wouldn’t have called down the pediatrics doctor, they would have just brushed me off as an over anxious mother, thankfully I have a health condition that was undiagnosed for years, I knew when & how to push, if your too over the top they’ll just ignore you.

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  • I believe you should always follow your intuition because you know your child better than anyone even a doctor and keep pushing until they take you seriously

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  • You so right, always listen to your gut…..mother knows best!

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  • kool

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  • great story to read

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  • I am glad to hear that all turned out well….you are so right about intuition….its your sixth sense so we should trust it.

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  • Sounds like your doctor wasnt to interested.

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  • that’s dreadful totally agree with you to trust yourself a second opinion hurts noone.

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  • Wow….that doctor sounds like he should be reported! Sooooo glad to hear all is well now!

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  • I know my friend had the same prolem

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  • Always trust your gut not the medical officer, if you are sure if they are right go see someone else.

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