Hospital Induction after Complicated Pregnancy
LC gave birth to her first child on Feb. 22, 2017 (her four year wedding anniversary)! After a complicated pregnancy involving blood thinners, gestational diabetes, and a degenerating fibroid that landed her in the hospital at twenty weeks, LC still hoped to have as natural a hospital birth as possible. Her hopes were dashed when she realized she would need to be induced; but, she was not expecting all the ways that her birth story would ultimately surprise her! After slowly progressing for the first eight to ten hours, she quickly progressed from a 3 to a 10 in only 90 minutes – so soon, in fact, that her husband almost missed the birth when he stepped out to grab a snack!
LC Johnson Bio
LC is a writer, activist, and entrepreneur residing in Columbus, OH. She is the founder of Zora’s House – the first coworking and community space created by and for women of color in Ohio. In her spare time (what does that even mean?!) LC enjoys reading, watching HGTV, and hanging out at local breweries with her dog, hubby, and two year old son. Connect with her on Instagram at @no1doesitlikelc
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This is one of my favorite episodes. Loved the way LC told her story. So real! <3
LC, thank you for sharing! I developed a DVT after having my first and spent some time in the ICU for treatment. I am now also considered high risk for my next pregnancies. I related to you so much, from thinking I have a muscle ache, to going to the hospital “just to rule it out”, and spending some time on lovenox. You’re amazing !