My first pregnancy could not have gone more smoothly. I coasted along for months without
|My first pregnancy could not have gone more smoothly. I coasted along for months without so much as headache. All of a sudden in my 28th week, my feet began to swell horribly and I made an appointment with my doctor. My blood pressure was off the charts and they put me on bedrest inside the hospital where I would later deliver. For 2 weeks I lingered, as the protein in my urine increased and my blood pressure steadily rose. After several days of magnesium sulfate it became obvious my body was shutting down because of preeclampsia. I was rushed in for an emergency c-section at 30 weeks. I delivered Claire at 2 lbs. 10 oz. As little as she was, she was a fighter and despite the odds will turn 4 years old this July 2009. I'm pregnant now with our second child and am nearing the threshold when I first saw the signs of the disease. I'm constantly in turmoil because I'm so deathly afraid of going through the disease again. Preeclampsia is my worst nightmare and wears heavily on my mind. Through it all, I have to give all praise to Jesus Christ because I know he spared my daughter and I. Will He again, I hope so.|
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...