Michelle's Success Story

Our beautiful son was born on August 29, 2008 at exactly 38 weeks via C-section after my water broke in the middle of the night. He weighed 7 lbs, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He has blue eyes and the palest blond hair I have ever seen on a baby. He is SO CUTE! (Of course I am not biased at all.) More importantly, he is healthy and I am recovering and doing fine.

My post AS pregnancy turned out to be completely uneventful. I had no bleeding ever, no issues with my cervix, the baby grew perfectly, and though the OB said he was very glad we did a C-section since there was accreta, he was able to remove the placenta with very little bleeding and I still have my uterus. My OB was wonderful, always taking my concerns seriously. He sent me to a perinatalogist who monitored me regularly. I'm 39 years old.

Our little boy is truly a miracle to us, a little soul that we never thought would be on earth. My long AS history is as follows:

March 2000: 1st trimester miscarriage followed by D&C. The OB had trouble getting it all, so I had to go "under" in the hospital. I think this D&C contributed to my AS.

March 2001: I had my daughter after getting pregnant easily and no issues in the pregnancy. The placenta was stuck and the doctor had to remove it manually. I had no idea this could cause problems until my periods came back, lasting 1 day and very painful. We started ttc two years later with no luck.

Feb. 2004: After FINALLY being diagnosed with AS at the local university hospital, I had a hysteroscopy/laperoscopy with an RE there. I followed up with an A-list doctor after finding the Asherman's group. Supposedly my AS was moderate to severe. But the doctor assured me things looked good.

Sept 2004: Post AS pregnancy. Miscarriage at 10 weeks after seeing a heartbeat. Had more hysteroscopies with the A-lister, again, the uterus looked scar free.

2004-2006: TTC again. Went back to the RE for IUIs, injectable meds, etc. Never got pregnant. Also went on Zoloft for a year for depression/anxiety. Finally in 2006 I decided that I had had enough. I felt like I wasn't being a good mother to my daughter with all the focus on ttc, and was tired of the let-down every month. We decided to be happy with our only child family, but we didn't start using birth control. I was fine with how things were, but every month I thought "maybe" . . .

January 2008: My period was 5 days late, I felt super crampy and my back hurt. I told my friend I thought I was going into early menopause! A few days later I finally took a pregnancy test, thinking the whole time how stupid I would feel when it was negative. Of course it was positive and here we are!

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