CentraState - Healthy Directions

Spring 2016

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Surprising Pregnancy Brings Parlin Couple Back to CentraState S onia Dhaliwal was worried last spring that she was suffering from serious heart disease. Normally a strong runner, she found herself unable to jog on a treadmill for more than a couple of minutes without getting out of breath. She was also gaining weight. A friend urged her take a home pregnancy test. It came back positive. She took the test again, and again—nine times in all. All positive. The positive tests were so improbable, Sonia says, that she still wasn't convinced. She and her husband, Anudeep, had been trying for nearly nine years to give their daughter, Sarina, a baby brother or sister, and they had experienced miscarriages in 2008 and 2012. "Being pregnant was the last thing on my mind," says Sonia, who lives in the Parlin. "We always wanted a second child, but we had pretty much given up hope." Sonia went to see Rebecca Cipriano, MD, MS, FACOG, a board- certified OB/GYN with Healthy Woman at CentraState Medical Center, who performed an ultrasound exam. Sure enough, the pregnancy tests were right. At age 38, Sonia was expecting her second child, with a due date in February 2016. WHEN YOU'RE NOT TRYING Sonia was doubly surprised by her pregnancy because of 10 YEARS LATER Baby Aneil Dhaliwal was a welcome surprise for his mom, Sonia, his big sister, Sarina, and his dad, Anudeep, when he was born at CentraState in February. Spring 2016 Healthy Directions 12

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