by beiram (27 Posts), Wed Feb 10, 2010 06:36 pm
Jamilyn, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I also suffered a placental abruption during my first and only pregnancy. This happened at 25 weeks as well, but in my case it was a partial abruption. I had no symptoms...nothing. The pregnancy was going perfectly fine until one morning when I woke up bleeding pretty bad. My husband rushed me to the hospital. They couldn't find what was wrong with me because my blood pressure was fine, had no protein in urine, labs were fine. So they kept me there for 3 days just for observation. The day I was about to be discharged, my health deteriorated in a matter of hours. My urine turned very dark, had a horrible headache, the baby was stressed, platelets went down from 14K to 9K in only an hour, so they transfused me with platelets before an emergency c-section. I was told that I went straight to HELLP syndrome. Thank God I recovered from it (after spending 10 days in the hospital). My baby survived for 10 months. He went through a lot, fought really hard, but I ended up loosing him. I wish this disease wouldn't exist.