When Amanda Hurd, a 34-year-old single mother of two from New Jersey, was told she had a miscarriage on the way to a hospital, she was stunned.
“The doctor told me it was a pregnancy and it was going to take a while,” Hurd said.
“I didn’t even think about it for a second.
It was just kind of a shock, but at the same time I’m thankful I’m alive.”
Hurd, who had been a stay-at-home mom for about a year, said she didn’t have much time to think about her situation before she was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fetal abnormality, or F.I.P.I., which is a medical term for a pregnancy that is not expected to develop naturally.
“It was like a ticking time bomb,” Hunk told The Associated Press.
“It was a really big shock.”
She and her husband, Aaron, both of whom were on maternity leave, had just moved from Pennsylvania to the Philadelphia area to start their new life together.
The Hurds said they didn’t think about the fact that their unborn child might be a woman, even after the doctors told them they were carrying a fetus.
But that was a long time ago.
Now, Hurd says she has more than doubled her monthly check-ups to keep her from feeling too overwhelmed.
She’s now a full-time stay-home mother and a grandmother to a 2-year old daughter.
She’s also a certified yoga instructor, and she’s also teaching a yoga class at her church.
“This was a scary thing, and I’m grateful I survived it,” Haulid said.
“I’ve always been really open with my family about what’s going on with me and the things I’ve had to deal with.
I just knew that I was going through something, and that this was going in a direction that I would never want to go down.”
If anything, I’m very lucky because I’ve gotten to know these other women and understand what their struggles are, because I never really felt that way.
“Haulid’s pregnancy also was not a one-time event.
Hurd and her fiance had been together for four years, and they were expecting their first child when the doctor found a fetal anomaly.
They were told that their baby would likely be born in a week or so, but when the time came, it took two months for the doctor to make the diagnosis.
Hurd’s husband was diagnosed as a carrier of F. I.P., but his health problems made him unable to give birth until the baby was born.
He still has a blood-clotting disorder that made it difficult for him to be able to deliver the baby, but he said he feels much better now that the doctors have been able to determine that the F. I. P.
I is in the normal range.”
Even though I’ve been through a lot, I don’t want to say I’ve lost a lot of my self-worth,” Hurlid said with a laugh.”
But I’ve definitely lost a little bit of self-confidence, and the feeling that I have is not going to last forever.
I’m just really grateful that we survived this, and we’re living life to the fullest.