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if you've have a placental abruption or know someone who has mommaXthree Due January 4 (boy); 35 kids; Milford, Ohio 1137 posts
15th Jan '12

wasn't sure exactly where to post this.....
but how is your baby developing? normally? any complications you or the doctor have noticed?
i had my daughter on september 24, 2011 via emergency c-section due to a partial placental abruption...it was bad though..i lost a lot of blood and was worried i was going to deliver a stillborn baby because her movement had significanly decreased. she was sent to the NICU for chest x-rays because she had respiratory distress right after birth. they cleared her as normal for the x-rays.
anyway....today i (along with my sister and dad) noticed while at a family get together that my daughter was acting weird..her eyes were slightly shaky and her head moved a tad. we don't know if she was just trying to focus, was overstimulated, or possibly was having seizure-like activity. it scared me..then about an hour later, she did it again. it's kind of hard to explain, but she just seemed a bit neurotic. I would say her name and talk to her and she'd kinda regain focus and smile. i've been keeping a close eye on her all day, but i can't help to think back about all the birth complications, and her respiratory distress that she went to the NICU for, and just wonder if she was harmed from any of the complications. like maybe there are long term effects on babies born from placental abruption?or maybe what she was doing was totally unrelated to that..idk. any thoughts, experiences, or input would be appreciated. TIA.

mommaXthree Due January 4 (boy); 35 kids; Milford, Ohio 1137 posts
15th Jan '12

sorry it's so long.....

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
16th Jan '12
Quoting mommaXthree:" wasn't sure exactly where to post this..... but how is your baby developing? normally? any complications ... [snip!] ... maybe what she was doing was totally unrelated to that..idk. any thoughts, experiences, or input would be appreciated. TIA."


My friend actually had this but her baby came out ok. She had to have a C-section 5 weeks early... Her baby was small and was only 5lbs but she came home healthy and happy after a couple of days.
She is now two years old and growing fine. She didn't walk until she was around 15 months but that can be normal for some babies, especially if they are born early.
Over all. She is seriously a happy,healthy and very wonderful little girl. I wouldn't stress to much until she is diagnosed with something and try not to beat yourself up over it. It wasn't something you could help.

mommaXthree Due January 4 (boy); 35 kids; Milford, Ohio 1137 posts
16th Jan '12
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" My friend actually had this but her baby came out ok. She had to have a C-section 5 weeks early... Her ... [snip!] ... to much until she is diagnosed with something and try not to beat yourself up over it. It wasn't something you could help."

thank you for your response. i knew it was somewhat common...i'm not overreacting just yet, but whatever my daughter was doing earlier definitely concerned me. i'm going to call her ped tomorrow just to see what he has to say about it.

mommaXthree Due January 4 (boy); 35 kids; Milford, Ohio 1137 posts
16th Jan '12
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" My friend actually had this but her baby came out ok. She had to have a C-section 5 weeks early... Her ... [snip!] ... to much until she is diagnosed with something and try not to beat yourself up over it. It wasn't something you could help."

and that's great to know that the little girl is doing good. i delivered at term, but 15 months is still normal to start walking. i think after 18 months it becomes a concern..

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
16th Jan '12
Quoting mommaXthree:" thank you for your response. i knew it was somewhat common...i'm not overreacting just yet, but whatever ... [snip!] ... daughter was doing earlier definitely concerned me. i'm going to call her ped tomorrow just to see what he has to say about it."

That's good. I hope everything comes out ok!! :[

Jennifer P. Due September 28 (boy); 17 kids; Indiana 10 posts
3rd Mar '12

I had an abruption in march of last year. My daughter lived sixteen days. It is the hardest the in the world to face. EpicThunderCat, your friend is very lucky to have brought home her daughter. My daughter was born at 30 weeks and was only 3lbs. I hope that little girl is doing well. My daughter would have been one in 14 days. I miss her alot. I hope this pregnancy goes perfect or close to it. I am due in september.

Jennifer P. Due September 28 (boy); 17 kids; Indiana 10 posts
3rd Mar '12
Quoting mommaXthree:" wasn't sure exactly where to post this..... but how is your baby developing? normally? any complications ... [snip!] ... maybe what she was doing was totally unrelated to that..idk. any thoughts, experiences, or input would be appreciated. TIA."

I understand your concern. Like i said in my last post, every person who has had an abruption and has there child is completely lucky and blessed. I'm not really sure what to say about what your daughter is going through. I hope that everything gets better and she will be healthy and the doctors can figure something out to help her or to diagnose her. There is many women who have had abprutions who may be in your shoes as well. I would urge trying to find someone who has had the same thiing happen to their child. They may be able help you more.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
3rd Mar '12

I did. My son doesn't seem have any long term effects from being born so early. He does shake his head a lot, quite randomly, and it bothered me at first like.. is this normal? But I'm assuming it is because in every other way he's perfectly healthy and normal.

jenenpaz Japan 1 posts
24th Jul '13

I had placenta abruptio during my first pregnancy 27 years ago. I was hospitalized at around 6 months pregnant but released to bed rest. My daughter was born by c-section 3 weeks late but only weighed 6 lbs. She seemed to have neurological problems early on. She cried alot! When she could sit up, she started slinging her head back violently when I held her and screaming uncontrollably. The symptoms continued to worsen throughout her life. She has had at least 5 seizures during her life. She is now 27 years old and is suffering from ms like symptoms. Her legs are numb and she has difficulty walking, she speaks very slow, poor concentration, depression, etc. I don't know if the placenta abruption had anything to do with her health problems but I would love to know more.

((-We Did It!-)) 1 child; 1 angel baby; Iowa 659 posts
25th Jul '13

I feel like I could have written this post! My son was delivered emergency c-section 3 months ago today due to placental abruption. So far he's on track, but I was advised (however you want to word it) that he could develop slower (mentally) because of what happened. I consider him my miracle baby though!



God bless you & your little one, OP!