By Peter Day
and Caroline Lieber
Cindy Lupica had been pregnant before. She had three healthy children, after relatively uncomplicated pregnancies. When she became pregnant a fourth time, she had no idea that her seemingly typical pregnancy would become a fight for her life.
The pregnancy seemed to be progressing normally, but at about 5-6 months gestation she began experiencing numerous strong contractions, which she knew were not normal.
“After three children, I pretty much knew the difference,” she said.