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Teresa's Baby's Story   — Teresa Valdez, TX, USA

I went into the hospital the morning of November 2, 2007. I was anxious and nervous all at the same time. I was induced early that morning. Everything seemed fine and normal. The doctor and nurses figured I would have him before lunch and then it turned into early afternoon. The next thing I know (after I had been pushing for almost 2 hours) the doctor comes in and says we are going to the operating room. At 7:39 PM our precious baby boy was born. I knew he was having trouble breathing and they had him in an incubator in the nursery but little did I know it was going to get way worse. I was able to see him through a glass window after I got out of the recovery room. I asked when I would be able to hold him and they said in about 4 hours. Then at 10:30 pm the NICU doctor came in and told us he was there and they were about to put him on a vent. We soon found out he had GBS. I was so emotional. He was in NICU for 2 1/2 weeks before he came home. They were the longest days of my life! It was such a rollercoaster ride! There were good days and bad days! I felt like it was my fault because it was my body that caused it. I had the test and mine came back negative, but then I had a baby who was positive. We consider him our special blessing and miracle! He is perfectly healthy now and is the joy of my life!

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