WEll Carol told me to introduce myself here too so I guess I will! lol
I am cheating and posting a message I posted earlier on another forum! lol
My name is Tina, I am 23. My Dh, Dereck is 26. On December 28, 2003 I woke up with blurred vision, a pounding headache, and a little pain in my chest. Within 30 minutes of waking I began to have seizures. I had been having sinus trouble and a cold so I contributed everything except the blurred vision to that. Actually, when the seizures started I was about 2 minutes away from calling my doc. I was rushed first to a hospital about 20 miles south, where they tried to stabilize me, then rushed 60 miles north of there to a larger hospital and my doc. Dh was told the only option was an emergency c-section. so with papers signed they got the ball rolling. Upon doing an ultrasound they found no heartbeat, the umbilical cord had wrapped around her kneck. My doc told me later that my seizures probably sent her into overdrive causing this, since she was kicking before they started he knew she died sometime in between. My little Emma was born sleeping at 8:34 pm weighing 2lbs 4oz and 14 1/4" long at 30 weeks gestation. My heart was shattered the instant I found out. Over the months I have tried to pick up the pieces and have finally found myself in a place where I can move on. We are currently ttc #2 and in God's time I know we will have a baby brother or sister for Emma.
I think the main reason why I decided to become a coordinator is because if I had known the symptoms of pre-e I would have been in the ER at least 2 days prior. It won't bring my angel back, but if through my heartache I can help another then i feel it won't all be in vain. I have learned more about bp and preganancy in the last 8 months then I ever thought I would in my lifetime.
I am currently a housewife. I had planned to start back to school this fall after Emma was born, but have decided to put that on hold for right now. I am extremely excited about getting the Alabama chapter up and going as well as doing all I can to help the PF in any way possible.[:)]
DH Dereck 26
Emma Victoria stillborn 12-28-03 severe pre-e