Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

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Re : Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

Postby amillhouse » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:18 am

Has anyone, especially this Foundation, tried to contact Oprah? My husband had a great suggestion that we write to her. If we all bombard here with e-mails, I am sure her people would start to research the topic. And it seems that Dr. Phil talks about things that Oprah talks about so there might be a ripple effect. And everyone knows that if Oprah gets passionate about something, the word will get out and money will be raised. Has this already been done? I am not aware of Oprah ever talking about pre-e which is probably one reason why I have never heard of it.

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Re : Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

Postby twolfgram » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:00 am

That's a good idea, Julie. I didn't like the part about only responding if you're willing to go on the show - sounded a little scary to me!

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Re : Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

Postby julie f » Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:57 am

Therese,

I had the same thoughts as you after I checked out the website. I could talk forever about my son or preeclampsia but, get on national TV to discuss the conflicts my husband and I have?? No thanks. I could even talk about how it has changed MY life but, it seems like this would be a show about relationships with infant loss being in the background. I may respond to the topic though, to put in my additional two cents about focusing a show on preeclampsia.

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Re : Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

Postby twolfgram » Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:46 am

I received the e-mail regarding this and will not be responding. It looks to me like they want to sensationalize it rather than get the word out and help people - Have you had a tragic event involving your infant and it's left you and your spouse torn and confused? Is it beginning to cause conflicts in your relationship? That to me isn't getting the word out. I'm sorry if that seems harsh.

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Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 at 29 weeks due to placental abruption
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Re : Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

Postby julie f » Tue Feb 24, 2004 08:29 pm

A couple of friends and I went to a taping of Dr. Phil in November and before they let you in the studio, they make you fill out cards for future show topics - we all put PREECLAMPSIA, PREECLAMPSIA, PREECLAMPSIA...


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Be on Dr. Phil show to talk about PE?

Postby sandy » Tue Feb 24, 2004 08:11 pm

Here's a round-about way to get awareness of PE out there. If anyone is interested in possibly being on the Dr. Phil show to discuss challenges they're having due to having had PE/HELLP/etc., here is a topic they're looking for info. on. (I was searching the site to see if they were looking for anything that could get awareness of PE out there, and this is the closest I found):

Tragic Circumstance Surrounding Your Baby? Are you a parent facing a major life upheaval because of a tragic circumstance surrounding your baby? Have you had a tragic event involving your infant and it's left you and your spouse torn and confused? Is it beginning to cause conflicts in your relationship?

https://www.drphil.com/drphilplugger/templates/BeOnTheShow.jhtml?action=respond&plugId=B99900002



~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks. June '03 due to Severe PE/chronic HBP/asthma


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