A smooth pregnancy is what all new moms and dads hope will happen. What gets scary is when the pregnancy goes just as it should and then one day, turmoil strikes. Terry and Brittany Murphy had an easy going pregnancy and then 25 weeks in, Brittany was in labor for 12 hours without knowing it. Their daughter, Bralynn, was born early weighing only 1 lb. 10 oz. They were scared, shocked and did not quite know where to turn for rest until they were introduced to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.
The next few months felt like a waiting game. Seven weeks in, Bralynn was breathing on her own. After checking in the House and Bralynn seemed to be improving, their outcome was finally looking hopeful.
“I don’t know what we would’ve done without the Ronald McDonald House,” Terry said.
“It’s so nice to have a community of people in the same situation at the House. We can talk amongst each other which helps emotionally.”
Now, Bralynn is breathing well, transitioning into bottle feeding and expected to keep progressing.