15 Years Post Delivery - My Personal Inner/Outer Core Journey to an Emotional and Physical Reconnection
When I was 31 weeks pregnant with my triplets, I had a big scare that caused a dramatic inner core/outer core disconnect for me. One of my baby’s amniotic sacs broke and I was rushed to the ER and immediately prepped for an emergency delivery of the triplets. This was a very scary scenario; we knew that an emergency delivery could land all three babies on ventilators and at risk of cerebral palsy and/or eye deformities. But then our brilliant UCLA obstetrician Dr. Tabsh offered another option: he said that if I could simply STAY STILL, the baby’s amniotic sac could regenerate fluid and I might be able to carry the triplets safely to term. Dr. Tabsh explained that every 1 day immobilized on bed rest could equal 3 fewer days per child in the NICU. And with the cost of NICU at $30K per child per day, I was doubly motivated to limit the newborns’ stay in the NICU.
So of course I agreed to stay still.