NICU & Preemie Info

Our unborn daughter was diagnosed with duodenal atresia during my 2nd trimester of pregnancy in the spring of 2011.  On April 12, 2011, my water broke due to polyhydramnios (I had way too much amniotic fluid) and I was placed on hospital bed rest at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, in the High Risk Peri-Natal Center.  On April 29, 2011, I gave birth to Georgia via c-section.  Although she was born 10 weeks early and only weighed 3.3 pounds, she's been a fighter since day #1.  

On the fourth day of her life, she was transferred to the NICU at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.  Later that evening a surgical repair called a duodenoduodenostomy was completed in order to repair her bowel obstruction.  Georgia spent almost 7 weeks in the NICU and we documented her journey, our transition home and everything else that comes with life with a preemie in our family blog. 

The following posts are from my time on hospital bed rest, Georgia's NICU stay, our transition home, and the remainder of our journey:

Hospital Bed Rest

Birth/NICU at Holy Cross Hospital

NICU at Children's National Medical Center

Discharge

Transition to Home/Life Post-NICU (Summer 2011)




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