Hi My name is Ashleigh Im 21 years old and have a beautiful 5 month old little girl.
I have been suffering badly with PND and PTSD since my daughter was born 11 weeks early becasue of HELLP syndrome! I live in the shetland islands and there is no-one else up here that has suffered the same thing so I have no one to talk to!
I was very ill when she was born but was put to sleep for the emergancy c-section and cant remember anything about being taken in to hospital or for a few days after so latley my mind has been making up what happened and I have suffered awful nightmares heres what happened!
On the 10th august (friday) 2012 I saw my midwife and told her I was experiencing pain around my ribs and up my right side but she told me I was being silly and couldnt possibly be feeling any rib pain at 28 weeks of pregnancy so I didnt bother getting a second opinion when the pain got worse! 4 days later on the tuesday 14th aug I went to bed at night as normal but was in the worst pain imaginable and had been for a few nights so I woke my partner and called the hospital who told me to come in as something wasnt right as soon as I got through the door the midwife on duty told me I looked awful and did a few routine checks (blood pressure and urine) and they were very bad results that came back so I was flown away to glasgow hospital with my parnter at 4am!
once there I was rushed in to ICU and had to have plattlets pumped in to me before I could be operated on as my platlet levels were at 10 when they should read 300! and was told I would have to deliver my baby at 29+3weeks! I dont remember much from then on as I was knocked out for the op and was in ICU for 3 days after not even allowed to meet my tiny 2lb 7oz baby girl which was awful for me! she is doing fine now shes a healthy 10lb baby at 5months and is a cheeky monkey but spending 5 weeks away from home while she was in the special care baby unit was hard I was alone alot as my partner had to fly home to make money! just looking for some people who have been in the same situation to chat too!