Complications with premature babys- When my teen had a baby-Brionna Levine
When my 16 year old became pregnant
The last six months have taken a toll on my life. The day my daughter informed me she was pregnant I was devistated. My daughter is still a child. In my mind I was thinking how selfish for her to do this to me. She does not have a job and she is still in high school so that leaves me to take care of this baby. And just like a lot of teens who become pregnant the father wants nothing to do with this baby. Its not that I think she did this intentionally, I just dont think she understood or didnt think she would get pregnant. But as her mother what can I do. At 16 the state says she is old enouph to make her own choices medically. I think some teens are old enouph to make there own choices, but not my daughter. I love her but she is a very immature 16 year old who I think doesnt want to be told what to do, like a lot of other teens.
Teens who smoke
On a couple occasions I caught my daughter smoking. I lectured her about this. I informed her that anything she puts in her body, goes right to that baby. And smoking can cause complications and premature births. My daughter looked at me and said, "How do you figure"? Most times I tell my daughter dangers and she dont want to believe me. I do not allow her to smoke even if she was not pregnant. She had people giving her ciggerettes who were over the age of 18 and there was nothing I could do about it.
Augest 11, 2011
I work at the county nursing home in New York State. I recieved a call from my daughter at about 2:30 pm. My daughter was six months pregnant. She stated she was having bad cramping and spotting blood. I live right around the corner from the hospital, so I told her to go to the hospital and I would meet her there. Kala had a friend at the house with her and I was a half hour drive away.
When I arrived at the hospital they said when Kala got there she was 8 centemeters dialated and had given her medicine to slow down the contractions but she was too far along to stop the laber. The doctor came in, he was very concerned because this baby was only 24 weeks along. He asked if we wanted to do everything possable to save the baby or let nature take its course. There was no hesitation on my part as I looked at Kala and she told him everything medically possable. The doctor said, ok and was quick to call in a medical team out of dubois, who flew in on a helicopter. This whole day was something out of a movie to me. The doctor first made the call that he wanted to do an amniocentisis. He wanted to drain fluid from the sack in hopes her cervix would close long enouph to send her with the baby still in her back to Dubois where they had the trained professionals and the equipment to help save the babys life. My daughter did not want to ride in that helicopter, she was very scared but I told her she needs to do the best thing for this baby if she wanted her to live. Although she was mad at me for a few minutes she finally agreed. The medically team made it to Bradford by this time.
While the doctor performed the Amniocentisis I had to leave the room, a few minutes later the nurse came out and said for me to come in as she was going to deliver right now. Apparently it did not work and she was fully dialated at this point.
The doctor told my daughter to push when she got the next contraction. The first push she did her water broke right in the doctors face. A few seconds later she was to push again and out came flying this tinny baby. the doctor was fumbling around trying to catch the baby as it finally landed on my daughters belly making one small squeel, almost like a mouse. The medical team out of Dubois was quick to pick up the baby, giving it oxygen and getting it ready to fly back to Dubois. Kala named her baby Brionna Levine who weighs 1 lb 9 oz. I have never in my life seen such a small baby.