I have an ICD & I just gave birth to a baby boy!

Hi everybody! I'm 34 years old, survived a cardiac arrest (Dec 2018), was diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Mitral Valve Prolapse, got an ICD (Jan 2019) and...I just gave birth to a healthy baby boy on January 28th, 2020!! I'm one happy and grateful first-time momma!

It's kinda surreal to think that the same heart that my baby listens to (and finds comfort in), is the same heart that failed me just over a year ago!

I just thought I'd put it out there in case there's anyone who has an ICD and is planning on having a baby. It's very possible and I'm happy to answer any questions :) Just message me!


6 Comments

baby boy

by new to pace.... - 2020-02-16 06:56:11

congratulations  

mary

wonderful news

by Gemita - 2020-02-16 07:16:35

Lildanishgirl and I send my best wishes too to you, to the father and to your healthy baby boy.  This is just the beginning of your life and there will be so much to enjoy along the way.  

I hope Ann Louise will see your post and take encouragement from it

congrats!!!

by Tracey_E - 2020-02-16 09:01:23

So glad to hear all is well. Congratulations on your baby boy.

Congratulations!

by AgentX86 - 2020-02-16 13:41:17

Thank you for that wonderful news. It will help many prospective mothers here. Please continue to contribute here. Many will benefit.

 

Congrats

by WazzA - 2020-02-16 16:26:25

Many congratulations to you all. 

Congrats

by CMH22567 - 2020-02-18 22:41:32

Thanks for sharing a wonderful story. Enjoy your new baby boy.

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