Realistically, what happens in hospitals today should be considered from all angles before you enter (thankfully, we have the best trauma care in the world!). This is the true story of a family that is filled with lessons for all of us. The names have been changed for privacy sake.
We must arm ourselves with knowledge, but not give way to fear, for fear can cripple our reason and how we respond to these emerging challenges.
[Please consider birthing centers or a home birth. See text from 4 studies from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at the end that shows very good support for this. ~Jacqueline]
I’ve been hesitant to share my story, because It’s not over yet, and to be honest, I feel like I’m living in a nightmare that I’ll never wake up from..
As you may know, I went into the hospital on June 29th for preterm labor, they stopped the labor, tested me for covid with the rapid quick test (negative), and sent me home the next afternoon. I go home, and everything is fine, I carry on with my everyday life like normal.
At 2:30 am, July 11th, I woke up in bed, in excruciating pain, and went straight to the hospital. They came in and told me my placenta was detaching, and they wanted to do a C-section right then, they also said they needed to do another Rapid Covid test— even tho I was negative on the 29th. 40 minutes later they come to take me back to the OR and say “it happens btw, you’re covid positive,”
Sooo here I am, in complete shock, going into surgery that I’m already terrified of, super confused how in the hell i’m “covid positive.”
They do the surgery, Eliana was born first, and Ariana 3 minutes later.
I never saw them. They would not hold them up so I could look at them not even for a second.
They took them away, and transferred them to ———– Children’s.
After my surgery, I was told that the rapid covid tests are not accurate and throw a lot of false positives.
They suggested I take the confirmation test to prove I don’t have covid and said as soon as those results were negative, I could see my babies. If I refused the confirmation test, I would not be allowed to see my babies at all!!!…..so I take the test.
The next morning, my nurse comes in to tell me the confirmation test was positive as well, so now I have two positive covid tests.
Now they have to test my babies for covid, TWICE…..two days in a row….it just so happens both of my babies are negative.
I am not sick, I have no fever, no body aches, I feel great…..NEVER HAD ANY SYMPTOMS.
Today is July 16th…my babies were born on the 11th, and their dad and I still have NOT seen them. Even with a negative test, their dad is not allowed to see them until he has a second negative test on July 20th, and then they’ll discuss allowing us to see our babies. MAYBE on July 22nd.
My babies are PERFECTLY fine. I literally watch my babies from a live stream to my phone… with no idea when I’ll ever see them. They are so healthy and strong and perfect. They need help eating at the moment, because they’re still a little small but that’s it. They do not need to be there!
So here we are sitting in our home, feeling perfectly normal and healthy, being told were not allowed to see our babies.
Idk what your thoughts are on covid, I don’t even know what my thoughts are anymore, but please believe when it comes to this crap, it happens! We have absolutely NO rights and NOO say over ourselves or our children. Obviously, I would never want to jeopardize their health but I feel fine, how am I even positive?!
Anyone who is pregnant or about to give birth, PLEASE KEEP ME IN MIND! IF YOU COME BACK POSITIVE YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY SAY ON WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BABY.
I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy!
My entire house is quarantined to separate bedrooms, were living off of Instacart and pictures of the twins, just trying to get by.
I am just trying to stay sane and not fall into some deep depression while being locked in my home not allowed to see my own children with no date as to when I ever will.
I felt led to share this not-so-uncommon story so NO ONE walks into this unaware, as hard as this is to hear.
I will say again, that knowledge is power! Do your research. There have been so many asking, I’m working on a post on home birth, so stay tuned.
Is this increased covid testing an attempt to make the covid case numbers seem higher than they really are? It seems so. It’s all in the way that they are CALCULATED:
“Considering childbirth, most people have to overcome two different misconceptions— that is, two fairly recent ideas— which are just plain wrong. First is that childbirth is a major physiological crisis requiring a great deal of medical intervention. This is just not true. Childbirth is a perfectly natural phenomenon; a normal, complex, but not complicated process which does not involve a state of illness. The second wrong idea most people hold is that it is better, safer, easier, and calmer to have a baby in a hospital —this is also untrue. It might be harder than you think to validate this position even though the system makes positive and authoritative statements about the benefits of hospital birth, they have very little to support their claims.” ~Carol Balizet, Born in Zion
So, what do the Studies say about Home Birth/Birthing Center Safety Outcomes?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists study states, “Women planning a home birth may do so, often out of a desire to avoid medical interventions and the hospital atmosphere .
Recent studies have found that when compared with planned hospital births, planned home births are associated with fewer maternal interventions, including labor induction or augmentation, regional analgesia, electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, episiotomy, operative vaginal delivery, and cesarean delivery. (see Table 1)
Planned home births also are associated with fewer vaginal, perineal, and third-degree or fourth-degree lacerations and less maternal infectious morbidity.  These observations may reflect fewer obstetric risk factors among women planning home births compared with those planning hospital births. (Source)
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10
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