Eir got pregnant unexpectedly after years of suffering from endometriosis. During her pregnancy, she had two partial placental abruptions and was put on bed rest.
At about six months pregnant, Eir began to have severe pain in her abdomen. She tried multiple times to call her doctor, but was written off as a first-time mom who was experiencing ligament pain.
Even with her history of TWO partial abruptions, her pain was not taken seriously.
When Eir went into labor, her water broke first. Contractions never started, even with Pitocin. But the pain in her abdomen got worse. When they checked her baby's heart rate, they knew something was wrong.
Eir was rushed to the OR for an emergency c-section, where they discovered she had a severe infection. She went septic, clinically died, and was brought back. Due to hospital negligence, her daughter almost died as well.
Eir shares how crucial it is to stand up for yourself and your baby, even to medical professionals who think they know your body better than you do. She stresses the importance of having a great support team to help advocate for you, and how you can still create a life that you will love, despite past trauma.
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