Southern Indiana Living

JUL-AUG 2017

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July/August 2017 • 46 rently meeting all of her milestones. According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, placental abruption is defined as the premature separation of the implanted placenta be- fore the delivery of the fetus. Severe ab- ruptions cause adverse fetal and maternal complications, including neonatal death. "I really think it was a miracle that CharloĴe not only lived, but is healthy and happy," McCullum said. Huecker shared her sentiment. "This condition is a dangerous situation for both mom and baby. It is a true blessing that they are both safe and healthy." She added, "This is what makes all the long hours and hard work worth it. Knowing that I am able to help in a situ- ation like this makes me understand why it happened to me. My advice to a preg- nant woman is to get prenatal care, listen to your body and don't ignore pain and bleeding because your baby is depending on you." McCullum appreciated the care. "I can't thank Dr. Huecker enough for her guidance and expertise. The team at Bap- tist Health Floyd saved both of our lives. The nurses, staff and everyone involved were amazing. I will remember that In- dependence Day, CharloĴe's extremely early arrival, for the rest of my life." • Above: Dr. Braidi Huecker, MD, OB/GYN Pictured: (left) Lexie and her daughter, Charlotte, at 8 days old; (below) Lexie and Charlotte at 3 days old. // Photos submitted by Baptist Health Floyd - Dr. Hueckler MD, OB/GYN

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