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Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 12:47 am
by annegarrett
Hallelujiah!

Anne Garrett
Executive Director
Preeclampsia Foundation

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 01:54 am
by taras mom
More funding for research and prenatal care in the budget would be a powerful statement, too.[}:)]

Carol (38)
DH Bill (40)
Tara Mairichi
12/7-12/9, 2002
The Mightiest Little Angel

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 08:03 pm
by amillhouse
Arminda:

You mentioned wanting to know these celebrities exact stories. Well I found this on oprah.com from Oprah's interview with President Bush. Just thought I would share, though it doesn' say much, but it does speak to Mrs. Bush's courage:

Oprah: Everyone has a defining moment. What was yours?
Bush: I would say the defining moments in my life were one, marrying Laura, and secondly, the birth of the twins... The birth of the twins was an unbelievable moment in our lives... We wanted to have children and we were thinking about adopting... We were in the process of adopting children... and Laura became pregnant. It was a fantastic moment... [During the pregnancy] She got toxemia... She said, "these babies are going to be born healthy." She had that West Texas determination. I'm kind of tearing about it because it was such a powerful statement by a mother who said these children will come to be. It was such a resolute, powerful statement of motherhood. When the babies came and they were healthy and she was healthy it was a fabulous moment. It was the defining moment because I realized I was responsible, as was Laura, for these little girls coming up in the world.


Anika

Mommy to Isaiah Dumisani Millhouse
20 January - 17 February 2004
Born at 28 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia
Died at 28 days old of pneumonia
610 grams at birth
950 grams at death
My Angel Boy
"My firstborn, I will never forget you, always love you, and never replace you"
Isaiah's Website

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:28 am
by mintmommy
Gee,

I wish I knew these celebrities' exact stories. . . .

Arminda

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 01:19 pm
by amillhouse
On the official website of Jayne Seymour, PF is a link. They say there that she nearly died of PE during the birth of her twins. I just did a search for "preeclampsia celebrities" and came up with this information. Cheers!

Anika
Mommy to Isaiah (angel) 1/20/04 - 2/17/04
28 weeks 1 day gestation

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:18 am
by catherine
Don't know the answer to that question Sandy but I can add one more to the list.

Darcey Bussell, principal dancer of the Royal Ballet (further lending support to my hypothesis that ballet causes preeclampsia[:o)][}:)]). She had preeclampsia and HELLP with the birth of her first child and was very seriously ill. I believe that she is pregnant again.

Catherine
Mom to Finn, Lucy (preeclampsia and HELLP) and Chloe.
Moderator HELLP Syndrome Survivors

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:51 am
by sandy
Hmmmm...I don't know. Maybe someone else does...

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

Re : Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:28 am
by josiah1112
Did any of these ladies lose a baby because of this horrible
disease?

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03 - 12/4/03 @ 26wks pre e

Famous or semi-famous who have had PE?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 09:33 am
by sandy
In addition to the 4 "personalities" listed on our PF website:

- First Lady Laura Bush
- Deborah Norville
- Jane Seymour
- Wendy Wasserstein

How many other famous or at least somewhat-known personalities have had PE or related conditions?

I'll start: Ann Curry of the NBC Today Show.

How many others can we note?

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