fbpx

Unexpected Outcome Stories

///Unexpected Outcome Stories
Unexpected Outcome Stories2019-05-05T00:51:18+00:00

Unexpected Outcome Stories

In this section of our website you can read stories about other parent’s experiences of pregnancy and birth with an unexpected outcome. Pregnancy and birth stories are a great way to learn about situations similar or different to your own. We’d love you to send us your own story to share with others.

Prenatal Diagnosis Support

Prenatal Diagnosis Support By Stephanie Azri Stephanie recounts her story as mother expecting a child with a fatal condition (Potter's Syndrome). Stephanie shares her journey to help other families in a similiar situation and offers them practical support. Talina’s story My husband and I had decided to have another baby with the other two we had. This was just before Christmas 2001. I remember taking my temperature and telling my husband the ‘day’ would be January 8. Indeed it

0 Comments

Lilli Amba Coombes – Tragic Story

Lilli Amba Coombes - Tragic Story Born 18/04/05 at 3.20am Weighing 8lb 8oz and 55cm long You were a complete surprise to us at first but how wonderful for Jack (your big brother now 3 ½) to have a play mate. At 6 ½ weeks we had our first scan and your due date was April 18th 2005. We didn’t want to know what sex you were as it’s the best surprise waiting and guessing. After having an emergency

0 Comments

Isabella’s Story

Isabella’s Story I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, we were so excited to be having our second baby a brother or sister for our little boy. My whole pregnancy I thought something was wrong. Maybe I was just paranoid because just months before, at 8 weeks I had a miscarriage which left me so heartbroken. I didn’t want to lose another baby. At 10 weeks I started bleeding. I was so scared, I didn’t think this

0 Comments

An Unplanned Homebirth

An Unplanned Homebirth I was five days overdue and I'd been having what I thought were mild contractions on and off all day. By 4:30pm they were about 15 to 20 minutes apart. I rang the labour ward at the hospital and was told to stay at home until the contractions were four to five minutes apart. When I explained to the midwife that I lived 30 minutes from the hospital and asked if I should come in sooner

0 Comments

Our True Little Miracle

Our True Little Miracle By Shusannah Morris Molly-Rose was born on the 5th February 2003 at 25 weeks (3 months early). Little did we know when we made the big decision to start a family what lay ahead. We started IVF in August 2002, keeping a very positive and open mind as we knew it could possibly be a long road. We took the normal course of drugs and then came the big day, they put two little embryos

0 Comments

Joshua’s Birth Story

Joshua's Birth Story By Jane Palmer Lack of information or choice, premature labour, medical crises, insensitive or undignified care can all conspire against an active birth and a positive start to mothering.  Jane Palmer describes how her son's birth didn't go according to plan. I was 35 weeks pregnant and had found out the previous week that my baby was breech. My doctor had tried to turn him unsuccessfully (twice). He referred me to a specialist at Westmead who

0 Comments

Susan’s Birth Story

Susan's Birth Story No epidural, no pain medications, forceps, forth degree episiotomy After a perfect pregnancy my due date of November 5 2001 came and went. I decided not to be induced unless there was a medical reason. There never was. I also planned to go natural, even though it was my first. I figured, I take real good care of my body and that of baby's for 9 months, why put unnecessary chemicals in our bodies so that

0 Comments

Birth Story

Birth Story My story is not a very happy one, but I truly believe that it is one worth telling so that other parents are able to prepare themselves properly. She died during the birth. I had had to be induced as Olivia had Hydrops fetalis, which is fluid retention around the baby and the baby's vital organs. The doctors said that she would have a less than 5% chance of survival, and at birth her head was already

0 Comments

That Wouldn’t Happen To Me!

That Wouldn't Happen To Me! By Andrea Nielsen You know the old saying “That wouldn’t happen to me!”  Well it did!  I was just your normal healthy 30 year old who has never been to hospital, never had a stitch or a broken bone and then I decided to have a baby!  This is what happened next! My husband, John and I were very excited about the prospect of having a baby and it was all I had ever

0 Comments

Trudy’s Story

Trudy's Story When I was pregnant with my first son I found out that I had an ovarian cyst.  The cyst burst several times during the first 22 weeks of pregnancy and my doctors told me that there was nothing they could do.  Finally after it bursting a final time they decided to send me to a Gynaecologist who told me to come back the following day and have it removed surgically or risk death to either myself, the

0 Comments

Speedy Birth

Speedy Birth By Brook Weck My baby was born on Jan 3rd 2004 breech. I went to the hospital on Jan 2nd about 9:30PM with contraction about 5-6 minutes apart.  After being hooked to the monitor for an hour the nurse called the doctor on call and sent me home.  We went home and about 1:30 the contractions went from 5 minutes to 3 in about twenty minutes.  But since we were told that I was 90% effaced and

0 Comments

Breech Of Faith

Breech Of Faith By Patricia Blomme I have decided to begin the birth story of my third child while waiting the active phase of my labour. At present, I have begun a slow process of contracting. Which is far different from the progress of my first two children. Needless to say, the phrase "no two labours are alike" plays out well here. But then again, this whole pregnancy has been so very different. I sit here at my computer

0 Comments

Long Wait (2007)

Long Wait (2007) Hello my name is Sylvia Christofis and I am 39 years old.  I am expecting my second child in 17 years.  My son Steven was born in December 1989. I had four months of bad morning sickness until 16 weeks and trouble free pregnancy until I reached 35 weeks. At that stage I developed High Blood pressure and was hospitalised for the remainder of the pregnancy.  At 38 weeks I was induced and told that I

0 Comments

Denise’s Birth Story

Denise's Birth Story It was a Monday morning when I first noticed a strange twinge of pain in my tummy region, but being a first timer I continued on with the normal days routine with out mentioning this to any one.  Tuesday rolled round and those twinges were becoming more regular but not too much discomfort.  After eating dinner I thought it may be best to go to bed and get some rest, BUT every time I tried to

0 Comments

The day my baby was born

I will never forget the moment my labour began, the moment that marked that step in my journey into motherhood. I can remember everything about it so clearly. My partner, Dave, and I were walking down the road from our corner shop with our dog Jazz, it was nearly 6pm on Tuesday the 10th April 2014 . It was hot; I was 40+ weeks pregnant. I was HUGE. I had been to the hospital that day to be booked

0 Comments
Loading...