Saturday, July 3, 2010

I just recievied this email from a co-worker:

I "hang out" on an american pregnancy discussion board with other moms due in August. A couple days ago a woman at 35 weeks asked about reduction in movement and everyone on the board was like, it's normal, not enough room, etc, etc. So I jumped in and shared your story about Curtis and said that you were a strong advocate of doing kick counts and any change in pattern could be a sign. Well the woman took my advice, didn't feel baby a lot yesterday, followed her instinct and went to the hospital, had decelerations so they did a c-section - cord was twice around the neck, once around the body, and once around the arm. I just feel like you sharing your story with me, and me being able to pass it on really helped save that baby. Maybe Curtis was watching out for her. The baby's name does start with a C!

Kick counts. They work. This email...it means a lot. It means a lot that there are some people who listen, it means a lot that in my grief I have been able to 'help' others.

8 comments:

angie said...

That is incredible. I feel like sharing this story with everyone. xo

Mackenzie's Mommy said...

Amazing. Curtis saved that babys life. Thanks for sharing!

Hope's Mama said...

Amazing. Thank you Curtis.
xo

謝欣芷 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Ya Chun said...

this is awesome.

I too fell victim to 'a decrease in movement is normal'

Sophie said...

Thankgod she listened to you. My baby had decreased movement at about the same time. Everyone told me the same thing. Turns out she'd had some kind of cord problem and sustained a severe brain injury. We will never know if identifying the problem sooner may have helped, may have lessened the severity. She died five and half months later.
So yeah, thankyou so much for pushing her to check it out. Is the baby okay? Did she suffer any brain injury? I sincerely hope not. xx

Rich said...

Thank you (again) for sharing.

Poor Lucky Me said...

Your little angel has a strong spirit.