BWB: Why is it so important to you to share your story and is it emotionally difficult to do so?
Liz: It is important because I had no idea that I was pregnant with a son who had hemophilia. I feel like everything went wrong. I want to share my story with other moms who are in the same situation. Hopefully, they will take away something from this and be prepared. It is very emotional. For 6 days I tried to bring him into the world safely, and it didn't happen. It's hard to see all the beautiful and safe births, and ours went so wrong.
BWB: Do you think the progress of your labor was hindered in any way due to the care you recieved at the hospital?
BWB: Do you believe the Pitocin made your contractions too severe for Tater?
BWB: Did the Pitocin make the contractions so severe that it made the epidural essential for you to endure the pain?
BWB: What is your opinion of them using an internal monitor on Tater?
*Liz went on to say that she was not ok with the second set that was put on Tater. It made her very uncomfortable as a mom, and she questioned the medical staff about it being too much for him.
BWB: How was your strength level when you were induced?
BWB: Had you been able to keep up your strength by eating and drinking for the 6 days you were in the hospital?
BWB: How long were you contracting before the c-section?
Liz: about 9 hours
BWB: How do you feel things were handled after the cesarean?
BWB: What caused his intercranial hemorrhage?
Liz: We really don't know if it was from all the trauma or if it was spontaneous.
BWB: What have you learned from this experience?
Liz: To not have another baby. I don't know how all these people were involved and let things go so wrong.
BWB: What is your advice to pregnant women who are reading your story?
BWB: What would you like others in the hemophilia community to learn from your story?