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Post On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 By Sharon
When I was 7 months pregnant (32 weeks) I had nausea, feet & hand swelling, shortness of breath & acidity. My doctor had told me that they were the symptoms of pregnancy. Â Even my blood pressure was normal.
On November 2013, I had severe pre-eclampsia which led to convulsions, headache, blurring of vision & pulmonary edema (fluid in my lungs) and was rushed to ER. My condition was so bad that they could not wait to give steroids for the maturity of my babyâ€™s lungs. I was given MagnesiumÂ sulfate to prevent the occurrence ofÂ seizures. The baby was delivered through C-section.
My condition was stabilized and by baby was in neo natal care for a week. His condition was good. He was born 1.5 Kg. The doctors had told me that he was normal and his lungs were working fine.
That afternoon I got a call from the NICU that my baby had stopped breathing. Cot death was the explanation given for his death.
I never knew about pre-eclampsia until I had it. It is very common but there is no awareness about it in India.
I lost my child to this dreadful disease. I have named him Jaden. Itâ€™s only been 3 months and I feel shattered. I had even brought clothes for him and planned my future.
I hope to be pregnant soon but very scared that it might reoccur.
I am a physician and the mother of a 2 year old daughter born after a long struggle with... Read More