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by saffron
Sun Jan 27, 2013 09:37 pm
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Downton Abbey
Replies: 8
Views: 8684

Re: Downton Abbey

It hasn't aired here yet, but I've been following the buzz on Twitter and Facebook. I'm planning to watch it tomorrow morning while the kids are at school.
by saffron
Fri Jan 25, 2013 09:55 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: My sister is in intensive care, I need your info/tips,please
Replies: 10
Views: 4493

Re: My sister is in intensive care, I need your info/tips,pl

Hi, I had HELLP syndrome with my second child - and was in the ICU for 6 days. I started out with eclampsia (seizures), which was then diagnosed as HELLP. I also developed pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), as well as sepsis. The HELLP syndrome began improving after 2 days or ...
by saffron
Wed Sep 26, 2012 02:08 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Looking for stories - Mom in ICU, preemie in NICU
Replies: 1
Views: 5847

Looking for stories - Mom in ICU, preemie in NICU

I'm looking for people to include in a story for the November PF newsletter in honor of Prematurity Awareness Month. My own son and I were separated for 8 days following his birth. He was born in a hospital without a NICU and was transferred to another hospital. I stayed in the hospital where he was...
by saffron
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: I am new and have some questions :)
Replies: 26
Views: 5388

Re: I am new and have some questions :)

Hi Lisa, I had HELLP syndrome (and eclampsia) with my 2nd child. The vision problems and the brain fuzz are very concerning. I experienced both (and a nasty headache) before I went into eclamptic seizures. If your doctor is not giving you the answers you need, please have someone drive you to the ho...
by saffron
Tue Apr 03, 2012 09:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Reading about PE
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Reading about PE

I have a question for all of you... what pregnancy books did you read during your pregnancy? Would you recommend any in particular? Or recommend against any?
by saffron
Wed Jun 22, 2011 09:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What does it mean to be an "empowered patient"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2003

Re: What does it mean to be an "empowered patient"?

I am bad at this, but circumstances conspired to lead me down the path to firing my original OB. He delivered my first son and there were no major complications. I took him at his word and didn't ask many questions. I agreed to a c-section at 39 weeks because my son was breech and I had developed br...
by saffron
Tue May 03, 2011 04:21 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Odd complications - eclampsia
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Odd complications - eclampsia

Hi, I have a perhaps bizarre question, but curiosity is getting the best of me. I wonder if anyone experienced any of the same complications that I did as a result of my bout with preeclampsia/eclampsia/HELLP... I think both of these were the result of the seizures - I tore my right rotator cuff in ...
by saffron
Sat Jan 15, 2011 01:13 am
Forum: California
Topic: Any Los Angeles PE and HELLP syndrome survivors?
Replies: 9
Views: 8485

Re: Any Los Angeles PE and HELLP syndrome survivors?

I'm in the San Fernando Valley. Had HELLP syndrome with my second son in October 2006. I did the Promise Walk in San Diego last year, but am considering getting one going in the L.A. area.

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