Scheduled labor may put infants at risk, health care expert says

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  • Jennifer Degl Mahopac, NY
    July 17, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Scheduled deliveries are risky business! My daughter Joy was born at 23 weeks last year. Due to modern medicine and prayers she is doing great today. I hemorrhaged at 17 weeks for the first of 4 times because of 100% placenta previa, which turned into placenta accreta (which I believe was caused by 3 prior c-sections). After she came home from 121 days in the NICU, I wrote a memoir called "From Hope To Joy" about my life-threatening pregnancy and my daughter's 4 months in the NICU (with my 3 young sons at home), which will be published in the beginning of August. My goal of writing our memoir is to give a realistic look at what lies ahead to families with preemies in the NICU while showing them that hope can turn into Joy and that miracles can happen. I also want to spread the word that woman need to be aware of the dangers early deliveries can have on their babies and future pregnancies. Please see my website: fromhopetojoy