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very scared

Postby jamiewarren » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:32 am

by jamiewarren (2 Posts), Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:32 am

Hi there, my name is Janice, Im in Ireland, not sure if this is a world wide forum but I found through internet searches..
Anyway in 2010, i was taken into hospital ay 31 weeks with mild pre eclampsia, after 2 days, it went to severe, i was 22, had no idea about the condition and was so scared at the thoughts of delivering my baby so early. doctors told me on a thursday they had to deliver my baby or i would die, i had severe epigastric pain, and blood pressure was going to 220 over 120 throughout the night. after meds, it would relax a bit and my doctor left on friday saying we would wait til monday.
throughout friday night and saturday bp again was very severe and i complained of headaches and nausea. by saturday afternoon, the only way i could describe how i felt was like i wanted to give up, i was so so weak, couldnt even drink a sup of water. i was in high dependency unit and mam and partner were taking it in turns being by my side as only one left there at a time. my partner had just left to leave my mam come down and say bye before the night. as my mam came in the door i begged her to get the doctors to do something, as she went out of sight, all i could see were flashes of light dropping around me and i knew something was wrong. i had of cup of water in my hands and 2 tablets and just dropped them, thats the last thing i remember until days after having an emergency section. turned out i had a pre eclamptic fit.
as you can see, this was an extremely traumatic birth and i suffered post traumatic stress for months.
I had a legal case settled with the hospital for negligence when they clearly should have delivered days early by the extreme signs. i have lost all trust in the health system in my country and am so afraid of what can happen with next pregnancy should there be one.
my own local gp tried to get me to drop the legal case (turned out she was a friend of the doctor involved) so i have lost trust with her too. She tells me I will be grand for another one but from my own research it looks like i would be taking a high risk. my boy is great now, 3 next week and is a star!
im really hoping you might be able to tel me your experiences with 2nd pregnancies?? or anything at all, i have the same partner, and we would love a brother or sister now for our lo,
thank you so much for reading
janice
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Re: very scared

Postby Mari2013 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 08:27 am

by Mari2013 (24 Posts), Mon Jun 17, 2013 08:27 am

Hi janie. I know how you feel. I want to TTC #2, after delivering at 28 weeks because of HELLP. Just wanted to offer encouragement and support, but don't yet have a story about how the second pregnancy will go.
Mom to one amazing toddler girl, delivered at 28 weeks due to severe HELLP.
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