Have you ever known someone who has given birth without knowing that she was expecting a baby? Usually women always know that they are pregnant long before they give birth. Many of them even suffer different types of symptoms in the trajectory of pregnancy. In addition, in most of the cases, the excited parents make all the preparations for the baby’s arrival. Another common factor for the parents who are expecting a baby is the choosing of the name for the baby. However, in my case it was totally different. My wife’s first pregnancy was an incident that marked my life.
The three important incidents that I had to face after she gave birth without knowing that she was pregnant were that I had to understand what had just happened to her, why I never knew that she was expecting a baby, and in what health conditions our baby was in. The first incident that I had to face was that I had to understand what had just happened to her. I remember that I had just arrived at the hospital, and I saw her lying on the stretcher with her body full of blood; without knowing what had just happened. I did not understand what had just happened because she had gone to the hospital with only a severe pelvic pain.
I was very scared and confused because no one would tell me anything. The nurses were running back and forth looking for the tools that the doctor was urgently asking for. Then in the distance, I heard a cry of a baby while the doctor was saying, “We have to move the baby to another hospital urgently. ” One of the nurses approached me and said, “Your wife just gave birth to a baby boy who is going urgently to a specialized hospital for premature babies. ” I was in shock; I could not believe what was happening. The second incident that I had to face was why I had never realized that she was expecting a baby.
She never had symptoms of pregnancy. For example, she never had nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weight gain, and graving for specific foods. In addition, the results of two pregnancy tests that she had performed at home were negative. I remember that she did not get a pregnancy test through the blood in a laboratory because her period was still regular. Also, she never had prenatal care during pregnancy. For example, she never took prenatal vitamins to prevent birth defects on the fetus such as spine bifida and cleft lip. She neither saw a gynecologist for prenatal monitoring as all women normally do.
The last incident that I had to face was in what health conditions was my baby. The nurses urgently moved the baby to another hospital. The transfer of my baby to a hospital specializing in premature births was because he was born with only 27 weeks of gestation and two pounds of weight. Nobody told me more information about the health conditions of my baby. For example, no one would tell me the critical state in which my baby was and what chances of life he would have. Then the doctor moved my wife to another room to get out the placenta, which was broken in the birthing process.
With so many events at once, I was feeling disturbed, desperate, and worried. In conclusion, the unexpected arrival of my son was not an easy event to handle. Even though of the circumstances, I considered that the spiritual support by God was with us throughout that time frame. After God I consider that my mother – in – law was the person that helped us to confront the unexpected arrival of our baby and more because everything happened at once. It is also important to mention that we were able to count on emotional support by other members of our family and friends.
Every human being has a distinct form of seeing and confronting situations they face; I consider that my wife and I were able to count on having the support necessary to succeed with what had happened to us. All the incidents that we went through worked as an experience and helped us to believe that everything is possible, even what seems impossible or abnormal. Some of the incidents that I had to face after the unexpected birth of my son were that I had to understand what just happened to her, why I never realized that she was expecting a baby, and what health conditions was facing our baby.