Women really don't know!

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Women really don't know!

Postby princess purr » Sat Jan 22, 2005 05:26 am

I go to a few message boards, so I have been posting alot about preeclampsia, it is SHOCKING to see how many women really don't know about the signs!! What can we do to raise awareness??? I'm selling pregnancy and infant loss ribbons on ebay and will be donating the profits once a month, but I feel like I need to do more!
Are there colors for awareness of preeclampsia (like pink for breast cance, blue and pink for infant and pregnancy loss) I could make bracelets and sell them, or key chains. It is just so scary that more then likly the only reason I am here is because I relized that my horrible swelling and decreased urine out put was not normal and when I called my doc he had sense enough to tell me to go to L & D!

Val (25) & Rich (26)
Married: June 20th 2001
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
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Re : Women really don't know!

Postby grace04 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 09:14 am

Hi Val,

This is a great idea. We are actually looking to do something similar for our fundraiser in November. Perhaps we can work together on that? I will email you with details.



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2/22/04-3/2/04 (born @ 27 weeks severe Pre E)
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Re : Women really don't know!

Postby kdreher » Sat Jan 22, 2005 09:38 am

I agree Val too many women really don't know about pe and alot of pregnancy books talk briefly on the subject. Women shouldn't be scared of what could happen but should be aware of the signs.



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Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks severe pe/HELLP)
Got a BFP for a 2005 miracle!

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Re : Women really don't know!

Postby melissam » Sat Jan 22, 2005 09:51 am

I do jewelry too. I think it would be a great idea. So count me in on helping out where I can also.

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Riley 2/9/2000 born at 37 weeks due to PE
Kelsi 12/30/2004 - 1/1/2005 (13 oz) born at 24 weeks due to Severe PE and Possibly HELLP
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Re : Women really don't know!

Postby emily kates mom » Mon Jan 24, 2005 05:46 am

What about those bracelets like everyone is wearing now(like the Livestrong ones)? I bet there is a color that isn't taken-- those are really popular! I bet people would buy them! Let me know what I can do to help!



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Re : Women really don't know!

Postby princess purr » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:58 am

Does preeclampsia awareness have a color/colors yet?

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Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
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