Susi Hately came back to speak with us again on the Fourth Trimester Podcast after having twins (her sisters also have multiples!).
She was informed she had placenta previa early in her pregnancy. Placenta Previa "occurs when a baby's placenta partially or totally covers the mother's cervix — the outlet for the uterus. Placenta previa can cause severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery."
Because of the complication, Susi ended up experiencing various reactions from medical professionals to the point where she needed to advocate for herself to find someone who she felt would provide her the support she required. She was true to herself throughout the experience: she found a new doctor who was flexible in giving her options, she organized support for herself and her family after her children were born, and she took her time in recovering at her own pace so she wasn't pushing too hard during the period where her body was repairing itself.
Here's where you can find her previous episode with our program: Episode 22: How New Moms Can Prepare for and Recover from Pregnancy and Childbirth