I'm Hannah, I'm 24 from Norfolk. I had my little boy Kyle in February this year (2013), my pregnancy was really good and the first time I knew anything was wrong was when I was being rushed from MLBU to the delivery suite! They couldn't find Kyle's heartbeat very well and I had developed a high temp. When Kyle was finally delivered, he wasn't breathing, very floppy and not crying. Luckily the doctors realised he had an infection due to my high temp and that my waters smelt very bad (sorry for tmi) so they started him on a general antibiotic as soon as he reached NICU. At the time they didn't know exactly what the infection was so had to do a lumber puncture. Throughout our 3 weeks in NICU Kyle had to have an MRI on his brain, an ultrasound on his kidneys, needles in his head to monitor the seizures he was having and many other things. Unfortunately for us the torture did not finish when we left the hospital, we had to go for endless blood test due to Kyle having a raised lactate level. We are now waiting for a date for when Kyle will have a biopsy on his muscle and skin tissue from his thigh, I'm just praying this will give us some answers. The question I ask is why is not every pregnant woman test, if it can prevent the horrendous experience my family have been put through it seems money well spent!
I just hope the next time I have a baby it will be an enjoyable one.