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Post On Friday, November 16, 2012 By lisa
On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, I found my Daughter-in-law dead - just sitting on the toilet. Â The autopsy revealed she died from preeclampsia and our sweet baby Jack at 34 weeks gestation died when his mother's heart stopped beating. Â She had been in the hospital 3 times in two weeks for abdominal pain, swelling and headaches and was on bedrest at the time of her death. Â She had been to the doctor just the day before and had lost 2 pounds, was feeling great, her swelling was greatly diminished and her blood pressure 142/90 - she was always compliant with diet and bedrest restrictions and took her blood pressure every two hours. This was her first pregnancy. Â I cannot understand how this could happen when it seemed we were all doing everything right. Â I am a nurse and her physician is devastated - saying in all his years of practice >40 in a large hospital he has never seen this occur. The attached picture was taken earlier this Fall.
My name is Antonella Bartow, I am a pre-eclampsia hellp syndrome survivor, and this is my story. I... Read More