Hi, I have had three children and I didn't have HELLP syndrome until my third child. All three of my pregnancies were complicated by diabetes and nephrotic syndrome. So I was closely monitored due to already problematic blood pressure. My pregnancies were all managed through bed rest. The day my daughter was born I was feeling unwell and I was quite swollen and my protein counts were rising. The doctor was only concerned that I was going to suffer kidney failure and decided it was time to do the "preplanned c-section" There were many complications leading up to the birth. I was so swollen that they couldn't get the epidural in and by the time i was on the operating table it was no longer working but I was in shock and couldn't tell them anything. They put a hole through my spinal sac. So at some point I lost consciousness and vaguely recall waking up here and there over the next week. They had me on mag sulfate etc and i was in a coma.I felt these big "pops" in my head and suddenly my nose would bleed which I was told was some minor brain hemorrage. I had to have a spinal patch done to fix the hole they put in. I have had recurring headaches, I have breathing problems since. My blood pressure has actually dropped low over the years rather than running high. But i have been anemic since. I still get bad nosebleeds, which started that day. No one was willing to tell me at first what happened to me and I did not find out until later when I had to request my medical records from the hospital. Now no one will take me seriously that I am sure my long term symptoms of from HELLP and wonder if anyone else has had this? No one told me it was a risk. no one told me I had it and I had no clue what took place in the operating room. I just knew I was "going to die" that is all that was in my head. How was I not even diagnosed until I was in the operating room? Do you think it was just the way they worded it in my medical records? hmm... I often wonder.