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Gestational Thrombocytopenia Diagnosis & Precipitous Labor 3 Days Before Due Date

Scarlet was surprised, but excited, to find she was pregnant with her second child after it took 10 months to conceive their first. Her two pregnancies and births were different in almost every way, except for another unfortunate gestational thrombocytopenia diagnosis. Still, mom and baby remained healthy throughout the pregnancy. Labor surprised them by starting 3 days before her due date (Scarlet was 9 days late with her first), and only lasted for 2.5 hours. Her OB arrived just minutes before baby Lucy was born! Scarlet was able to avoid another manual placenta extraction and blood loss, and everyone went home healthy the next day – a very happy ending to a completely different pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Scarlet Kelly Bio

Scarlet, her husband Michael, 22 month old Jane, and 6 month old Lucy live in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Scarlet is a stay-at-home mom, Michael is a worship leader, and they also work together for their screen printing company, Monjeau Prints. You can connect with her on Instagram @scarlet_kelly

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