Marianne’s Story: Optimism and Support Lead to A Joyous Outcome
Marianne was recovering from a miscarriage when she felt something was a bit different in her body. A trip to her doctor revealed she was pregnant. Hearing the heartbeat was a joy.
Several weeks later, she and her husband went to her OB for an ultrasound. Marianne instantly knew what the three little blips on the screen meant, but, as she now says with a smile, “I didn’t want to know what that was. I just cried and cried and cried.”
For the next half hour in the examining room, her husband remained silent and she cried as they took in this news. She didn’t believe there was any way she could carry three babies to term successfully. At the High Risk Pregnancy Center, she found the support she needed. Our doctors were realistic about the risks but also very optimistic about her outcome and monitored and cheered her on from the beginning to her successful delivery. Born at 5 pounds 3 ounces, 5 pounds 8 ounces and 5 pounds 10 ounces, her three sons were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for 3 weeks.