Not all traumatic births are due to the fault of the doctors. Childbirth is a risky process even in the best of circumstances. One young mother talked about her experiences and what she’s been doing after she gave birth to a child with cerebral palsy. Lincolnshire Live reports.
The mother had a traumatic labor that left her child suffering from a lack of oxygen and permanent brain damage. The child had to stay four weeks in an NICU, then transferred to another hospital for recovery.
The mother was told at least once that her baby may not make it through the night and to prepare to say goodbye. Fortunately, that did not need to happen. The baby started to breathe on her own. However, an MRI showed that the child had massive brain damage. High flow oxygen helped save her life.
After heroic efforts by the medical team, the child began to gain weight and regulate her body temperature. These are important indications of health in an NICU. The child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, visual problems, and global developmental delay.
The mother is giving her as much care as she can and has begun work with a charity called BLISS for sick and premature babies. They are planning a skydive to raise money.