Hi. I found this site while looking for information.
Read a few posts and thought id join if thats ok!
I also saw a few people on here who i also know through other sites.
My names Emilly and i live in England. I had severe pre-eclampsia with my daughter who was my first child. I had alot of the signs for months, yet was given other explanations. Eventually i went into my doctors surgery as i was throwing up constantly and had the worst headache of my life (im sure you all know that feeling) he then called an ambulance, i was taken into hospital and had to deliver my daughter at 27 weeks by c-section.
She weighed 1.6lbs and was the most perfect little angel id ever seen. We called her Lydia. They told me if id waited any longer i would of died. Lydia suffered a brain hemmorhage before she was born because of my high bp.
She lived for 5 days, and passed away in our arms when everything they tried failed to save her.
My BP went back to normal a couple of months later after taking nifedapine.
I just wanted to say your all very strong, and its so nice to meet people who have experienced the same, but also so sad they had to.
The PM results showed Lydia was perfect, appart from a small suspicion she had cystic fibrosis, although this wouldnt have attributed to her death. We are currently awaiting results to see if we are carriers of cf to decide weather Lydia had this. Also if we are the chances are 1 in 4 of having a baby with CF.
We would love to have a brother or sister for Lydia, but want to make sure its safe to do so.
The reason i found this site was because i was looking for some answers to my headaches. Ive had a headache now for almost a week, sometimes faint sometimes strong. I wonder if any of you have experienced this?
Anyway nice to meet you all
Lots of Love
Mummy to little Lydia, born 16th December 03. Passed away 21st Dec 03 in her parents arms. Forever missed.