"What's Preeclampsia?"

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"What's Preeclampsia?"

Postby wcarder » Thu Feb 24, 2005 01:04 pm

That is the question of the day. As I handed out my walk registration forms, that was the first response. I think that is SO sad - especially considering that six attorneys in my office have pregnant wives - not one of them knew the preeclampsia even existed, or that pregnancy could be so dangerous. My answer to that question was "That is exactly why I'm doing this walk. Noone even knows what Preeclampsia is!"

Anyway, thought I'd share. We are doing a good thing here, guys!!! It's time to get the word out!!!

Wendy
DD~ Kenzie Celeste, 30 weeks GA, severe PE
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Re : "What's Preeclampsia?"

Postby kdreher » Thu Feb 24, 2005 02:39 pm

I bet if you say the word "toxemia" some will go "oh yeah"!

This IS the reason why we should be doing a walk and more.

Kris (35)
DH, Tom (35)
Connecticut, USA

Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks severe pe/HELLP)
miscarriage 1/26/05

Hoping for a 2005 miracle!

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Re : "What's Preeclampsia?"

Postby Dawn D » Thu Feb 24, 2005 03:14 pm

I'm with you! Family and friends know we had an emergency delivery, but most don't fully understand the condition I "survived". Many people who hear our story often come back with "oh I had edema too."

Anyway, I've been closing all of my walk-a-thon plugs with..."even if you are unable to be a part of the walk, please read the info I have included....awareness alone can make a difference..."

more motivation to keep up the organizing!

Dawn
Mya (delivered @ 30 weeks, severe PreE which worsened for 2 weeks following delivery)
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Re : "What's Preeclampsia?"

Postby kdreher » Thu Feb 24, 2005 03:47 pm

Good one Dawn..I need to write that down so I remember.

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DH, Tom (35)
Connecticut, USA

Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks severe pe/HELLP)
miscarriage 1/26/05

Hoping for a 2005 miracle!

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