Logan's Miracle Birth Story Part 2
*Read part 1 here
and I had done some research on the procedure the night before and
asked the doctor if the last attempt could be done while I had an
epidural to relax my body. The doctor, who had done successful versions
Because I was getting a
spinal/epidural they moved me to an operating room. Only one person was
allowed in the operating room, so I took my mom, as she was less likely
to pass out and Jonathan hung out in the waiting room.
Moments after they started the last attempt I felt a warm
wet feeling go down my legs. I asked the doctor if she had broken my
water. She lifted up the sheet covering my legs and said, "No. That
wasn't your water breaking. Somethings wrong and I'm going to have to
get the baby out right now!" I found out later that the warm feeling was
At this point I freaked out a little. In my
mind, if I was able to feel the warmth on my legs I was going to be able
to feel them cutting me! I stated begging them to not let me feel it.
My doctor said, "Sarah, if you didn't feel what I just did to you you're
not going to feel anything!"
Within minutes they had
Logan out and he was fine. They let me see him for a little while and
then whisked him out. Jonathan (who had no idea what was going on) said
he was just sitting in the waiting room reading when a nurse rolled a
new baby past that he thought looked like he could be our kid.
The doctors told me later that while they were attempting the version that last time, I had a placenta abruption.
"Placenta abruptio is the separation of the placenta (the organ that nourishes the fetus) from its attachment to the uterus wall before the baby is delivered."
All the pushing and pulling had ripped the placenta right from my uterus.
lost a lot of blood and had to have a blood transfusion but besides
that we were all OK and we had our sweet, healthy baby boy.
my initial freakout I had an amazing peace during the surgery. I
remember saying, "Thank you Jesus" while I lay on the operating table.
If the abruption would have happened in triage I'm not sure if Logan
would have lived through it. I know for sure that God has His hand on us
and it's only because of Him that things turned out alright.