Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

This section is for discussions with other women who have probably been through the same signs/symptoms that you may be experiencing. Please note, we cannot offer medical advice and encourage members to discuss their concerns with their doctors. New members, come on in and introduce yourself!
Registered User
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 03:07 am

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby alysha » Sat Aug 07, 2004 04:05 am

Hi, I had sever upper epigastric pain starting at about 30 wks with my now 4 1/2 yr. old, Jarod and delivered him at 31 wks.

Then, with my baby girl, Laiken, I had that terrible pain at 22 wks and delivered her at 24 wks to the day.


Mom to ARIANNA(11/11/96) normal pregnancy & delivered vaginally
JAROD(01/17/00) emergency c-section @ 31 wks due to severe HELLP
LAIKEN(09/15/02)delivered emergency c-section due to severe HELLP @ 24 wks-only lived an hour & a half on this earth, forever in my heart
GAVIN (08/22/03) delivered scheduled repeat c-section @ 39 wks (no HELLP complications-thank goodness)

Registered User
Posts: 465
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:22 am

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby peanutsmom » Tue Aug 03, 2004 06:59 am

Went to ER just shy of 36 weeks due to terrible back pain and epigastric pain. i had thought the stomach pains were gas, heartburn, etc. The back pain is what sent me over the edge. I hadn't slept in a couple days and reached my limit of stress. When I got to ER, they sent me up to L and D. At first nurse said I just had a kidney infection. Then Doc arrived and told me I had HELLP. I should have called him when the pain got bad, but I thought it was normal pregnancy back pain. It was my first so I didn't know what to expect. Doc induced me and I got no pain meds for at least 24 hours. Then I got something that helped. Within 30 minutes I was being taken to the operating room for an emergency c/s. My doc was awesome. He never left the hospital through all of it. Carolyn weighed in at 5 lbs 4 oz. It has been two years since this happened and I am expecting again. I am due in March 05. My first u/s in Thursday to hear the heartbeat. I am very excited, but real nervous, too.

Carolyn born at 36 weeks- PE with severe HELLP
#2 due 3/05

Registered User
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:52 am

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby icats » Thu Jul 29, 2004 08:06 pm

Diagnosed and delivered at 33 wks 5 days. Delivered at The Womens Health Care P.C. in Newburgh, IN
then 3 wk NICU stay. She weighted 4lbs. 8oz.
Now 5 months and healthy. Adorable too!

Registered User
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 01:03 pm

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby suetorr » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:59 am

Admitted into the hospital @ 32 wks. delivered @ 33 wks

Registered User
Posts: 202
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 03:40 am

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby lou » Wed Jun 30, 2004 01:51 pm

I was admitted into hospital at 24 weeks with Pre-eclampsia.
Developed Hellp at 27 + 6 weeks, delivered the same day.

My son Thomas was born and survived put up a brave fight and fought to stay with his mummy and daddy for 8 months.

Louise & Carl Russell [:(]
Our vey brave little angel 'Thomas'

04/02/03 - 04/10/03

Registered User
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 08:04 pm

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby firelady » Sat Jun 19, 2004 08:12 pm

Had high blood pressure and low platlets at week 30
day before birth had severe pain in upper right back
(doctors said I must have been lifting something)
Delivered by C-section 34 weeks.
Was unconcious for 6 days had 8" tear in my liver casing.
After 3 operations bleeding was stopped but had open wounds for 3 months.

Daughter 4pounds 10oz is fine born 11/97.
Medical care was poor I do not think they still know much
about HELLP or care. I looked up a HELLP forum because a new
case occurred here recently and the hospital said they'd never seen this before, pitiful.

Registered User
Posts: 322
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 02:03 pm

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby lany » Sat Jun 19, 2004 09:24 am

27 weeks diagnosed
29wks/5days delivered

Lany 29
DH 34
DS 09/99 (born via emergency c/s~ 29wks/5days~2lbs. 1.9oz.~Pre-E & HELLP)
TTC #2

Registered User
Posts: 5480
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 08:03 pm
Location: Central WI

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby denise » Thu Jun 10, 2004 09:02 am

Diagnosed on Fri and delivered Sat; one day shy of 35 weeks. We think I was develloping HELLP in the two week prior (epigastric pain and vomiting off and on)although my bp was normal and had only trace protein at week 35 OB visit. Class I HELLP, recovered within 4 days, thankfully

Ariana-born 5/3/03 at 35 weeks due to HELLP Syndrome/PIH

User avatar
Registered User
Posts: 2482
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:38 am
Location: Rhode Island

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby kdreher » Fri Jun 04, 2004 01:13 pm

Developed HELLP at 26 wks +1 day, son was delivered the same day. No signs or problems until the day I was rushed to the hospital. ds was delivered by emergency c-section.

Kris (34)
DH, Tom (33)
Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks pe/HELLP)

[email protected] or [email protected]

Registered User
Posts: 87
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 03:40 pm

Re : Roll Call: Who had HELLP syndrome?

Postby matts_mom » Thu May 27, 2004 02:22 pm

on the first day of 32 weeks i started to have the upper gastric pain accompanied by vomitting. on the first day of week 34, i had been vomitting for the full two weeks and was in very serious pain, no sleeping or eating, all under the supervision of my doctor[:(!]. i went to the hospital emergency as i was bleeding and was admitted immediately.... i had no signs of pre-e at all, i had all the symptoms of hellp. ds was delivered by c-section.

matt's mom
matthew-born Feb 6, 2004, at 34 weeks due to hellp syndrome

Return to “Ask the Experienced”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests