I am a new member looking for support.
I was 35 weeks pregnant and started having contractions. Went to my clinic and they did an NST. The NST showed the need for a bpp/ultrasound at our small hospital due to decels in heart rate. I checked into the hospital and was given two medications to stop labor. Ultrasound at the hospital showed zero fluid around the baby and baby was measuring slightly small. My ob kept asking if my water had broken and I said I had not noticed anything unusual. Doc decided to transport me by helicopter to hospital in a large city. On the flight my contractions start back up. At high risk ob hospital the us is repeated and verified that there is no fluid. Amnisure test shows my membranes were not ruptured. Contractions continue and OB decides to not stop them. Nicu staff says since my baby is 35weeks he will have a 95% chance of survival but that there is a 5% chance of him not making it. Labor continues quickly and I am almost forced into a c section due to tachycardia. Ultimately I am able to avoid a csection and baby Andrew is born weighing just over 5lbs. Immediately baby has severe trouble breathing. He makes it to the nicu but they can't seem to keep his co2 levels down. His lungs are not developed and they say they are worse than a 26 week baby's lungs. The team works for 8hrs to keep him alive. They finally discover he has no kidneys or bladder which explains the zero fluid and underdeveloped lungs. Andrew was born 1/15/16 and passed 8 hrs later. My husband and I are shocked. The obs said the anatomical us was normal and my fundal heights were normal. It is hard to go from 35 weeks pregnant with no complications to a baby that has passed. I saw my doc today and he had no answers about if this would happen again. He was encouraged that both my husband and i's medical records show we have two normal kidneys. I found this support group while trying to research recurrence statistics. Any support, advice and/or encouragement would be graciously accepted.
P.s. I read the posting rules but was not sure if I missed anything on my title.