he amazing Jenny Myers with her 16 month old daughter, Meadow. Jenny is due with her second baby, River (gender unknown) on July 22. 10 years ago, Jenny had I had a 14 pound ovarian tumor removed, along with an ovary, and a Fallopian tube, leaving a 12 inch scar down down her abdomen. She was told that conceiving was possible, but would be difficult. After struggling with that information for many years, she and her husband tried to conceive and succeeded on their very first try. She didn't at all enjoy being pregnant but made it through healthily and went into labor naturally at 41 weeks. Her labor stalled out in the hospital and was jump started again with pitocin. After laboring naturally for 15 hours she was ready to push, her daughter had been caught up on her pelvic bone but once she dropped down her heart rate plummeted from 160 to 60 and the room became frantic. Jenny's husband had left the room to get her a snack and barely made it back in time for her emergency cesarean. She says she was terrified and cried so much but in just a couple minutes heard her daughter cry for the first time. She was healthy and ok! Jenny was given a vertical cesarean incision on the outside to match her previous scar from her tumor removal and an horizontal incision internally. She developed a blood clot on the external wound that had to be opened and drained and heal open for the next 5 weeks making her recovery slow and painful. She calls the mark left her extra belly button and while she loathed it at first it now reminds her of her daughter.
Jenny has a one vessel cord with her current pregnancy and is considered high risk due to potential concerns with the baby's organs but so far everything looks good. She is hoping for a VBAC and a much better experience when River makes his or her entrance this summer.