Courtesy of Kansas City Mom's Blog

By Amelia Tersinar, representing Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

I was 28 weeks pregnant when my water broke. I remember not feeling well that day and just shrugged it off to pregnancy pains.

I went to my local emergency room in Pittsburg, Kan. The doctors decided I needed a higher level of care since I was in early labor. They decided to transfer me to the Maternal-Fetal Health Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

To say the two hour drive was scary is an understatement. I tried to stay calm and just wanted the best for my baby. I was admitted to the hospital’s Antepartum Unit to be monitored. The unit is specially equipped to care for pregnant women who need to be hospitalized during their pregnancy. My labor wasn’t slowing down.

I delivered Aric the next morning on March 24, 2016. He was 12 weeks early and just over two pounds. He had complications with his lungs, which is normal for premature babies. I was so happy that his prognosis was good. He would need to spend time in the NICU at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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