Self Improvement Non-Fiction posted November 11, 2019


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An indelible memory.

A Child's Birth (Great Memory)

by Rosemary Everson1


When I saw this picture, I thought about a baby's touch and how important it is to tell them how much they are loved. 

I'm not a miracle but a child of God.  And I'm very thankful to be alive.  I was so blessed when I could see my daughter grow from an infant, toddler, young adult and into a beautiful young woman. Her two brothers looked up to her, as she's the oldest and the only girl in our immediate family. We are very proud of what she has become today...a therapist who's very dedicated. And, a wife, mom and a grandma who loves her grandchildren very much.  She's a child of God.


I'm about to tell you a love story. It's not a romantic love story but it's about a parent's love for their child or children. Can happiness bring glad tidings of great joy, even when there are consequences in a child's birth? Life is even more precious because you know how close death is knocking at your door....is there a lesson to be learned from this experience? Certainly, because God stepped in and saved lives. When I knew that a child was alive and well, prayer was my only answer; plus, the dedicated doctor.

It was a cold winter day when this beautiful baby was born. I really didn't know what the gender was but if it was a girl she would be named after a certain Jacqueline.

After a long morning, the baby girl arrived at the peak of dawn. She made her way into the world with a cry that told me she was okay. She became known as Jackie, although she was our Jacquelyn. She had blushed, facial skin; ten toes and ten fingers. She was perfect.  

After a complicated birth, I didn't get to see her until she was a few days old. The doctor scooted me to another hospital so I could recuperate. To make a long story short, my hubby would check on our baby girl to make sure the doctors and nurses said that she was doing all right. The days and nights turned into six days.

I can still remember the joy when I was released.  When we finally arrived home from the hospital, I would touch her cheeks and her fingers to see if she was really mine.  And she was!

In those days, they didn't have what you called smart phones. I'm not sure if they really existed at the time.  So to drive in winter months and weather the cold, was not always a good thing; especially if you're heading to a hospital.  There was no trial and error in any of my procedure; no blame. It just happened and hoping that it would never happen again. So far, so good!  Her two brothers came into the world without any problems.  A cry from each to inform me that they were okay. 

Knowing today's facts and technology, I'm sure there's new methods and procedures for such surgeries.  We'll just never know.  

So, our little girl had two brothers to tell her what to do.  She would clean up her toys and then all of a sudden they were scattered everywhere again.  She would express her opinions and tell them, "I just cleaned up those toys!"  As you can tell, our little girl didn't like messes!

Did I learn a lesson from this type of experience?  Not only did I learn a lesson from this experience but we all did.  We were very cautious so this would never happen again.  There are many great doctors, then and now, so the care a person receives is excellent.

This Thanksgiving, as parents-grandparents-great grandparents, we are very grateful for the love of our children and their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


 


Parenthood: An indelible memory writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Describe a memory, a lesson taught or learned, or a moment shared that will stay with both parent and child forever.

Prose only. No minimum or maximun word count.


As I am writing this little story, my thoughts are on Thanksgiving Day and the many things we have to be thankful for, even though there are tough times. The love of a family is so important. I'm not giving advice but trying to inspire the importance of life. I try to never take a family for granted. Life is amazing; and OB doctors are amazing, too.

Here are some facts about PPH.
Obesity
Previous PPH
Having multiples
Previous pregnancies
However, many women who have a PPH don't have any risk factors.
Having fibroids or any kind of infection can lead to a PPH, and occasionally it may result from such pregnancy complications as placenta previa or placenta accreta. Cervical lacerations, deep tears in your vagina or perineum, or even a large episiotomy can be other sources of bleeding. Rarely, a ruptured or inverted uterus may cause profuse bleeding. Finally, a systemic blood clotting disorder may cause a hemorrhage. This be an inherited condition or one that develops during pregnancy from complications such as severe preeclampsia, or HELLP syndrome or a placental abruption. A hemorrhage can also cause clotting problems, leading to even heavier bleeding.
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