Prenatal/Perinatal and Infancy of Virtual person
My husband and I have been trying for months to be blessed with a little bundle of joy. In our case it wasn’t as easy for us as others. After many trips to a fertility clinic and researching the does and don’t in which to conceive, we finally received good news! Isabella Grace Williams would be expected to meet her family on May 14, 2013. Studies have shown that the first trimester is the most crucial time of the pregnancy. The last 2 weeks of the first trimester are the beginning of the fetal stage. ( familydoctor.org editorial staff) At this stage in the pregnancy the gynecologists preformed and ultrasound to see how little Isabella was developing. She was about 7.6 -10 cm (3-4 inches) long and weighs about 28g (1 ounce).
Time is flying by. It is now 5months into the pregnancy and Miss Isabella is developing as she should be. She is very active and loves to hear daddy reading Disney stories to her. At 28 weeks, the doctor ordered a Glucose Challenge Screening. This test will diagnose whether diabetes exists or not by indicating whether or not the body is using glucose (a type of sugar) effectively. (http://www.diabetes.org/, http://www.emedicine.com/, http://www.niddk.nih.gov ). Unfortunately I failed to test. That resulted in having to check my sugar every couple hours and going on a strict diet. At 12:30 a.m on April 2,2013, my water had broken. Isabella was ready to conquer the world. This term was called (PPROM) preterm premature rupture of the membranes. (Mercer B, Milluzzi C, Collin M (2005) pp. 1175-80). Since the due date was 6 weeks away, I was given antenatal corticosteroids. This medication is to speed up the lung development for the baby. After 3 days of medications, ultrasounds and evaluations, the doctors decided it was time to let nature take its course. On April 5, 2013 at 1:23 a.m, my life changed forever. I meet Isabella Grace Williams for the first time. She weighed 4...