I am a mother who suffered from Preeclampsia with all three of my children. Malaysia
I am a mother who suffered from Preeclampsia with all three of my children. Malaysia born May 21, 2005 was born at 32 weeks gestation. I was 105 lbs when I first got pregnant. By the 29th week I was 160 lbs and bp was 150/100. I went back the next week and was 180 lbs, my feet were swollen to the point that I could not wear my regular shoe. My feet felt like they weighed 10 lbs each. I felt dizzy and had severe migraines every day. The doctor told me to stay off of my feet and ordered me to come back the next week, by the time I went back I had gained 20lbs and was 200 lbs. I had elevated enzymes and my urine was was dark brown. The doctor immediately put me in the hospital where my blood pressure raised to a dangerous level of 280/170. After a week I had an emergency C-section. My baby girl was born a live and healthy weighing 3 1/2 1lbs.
Jemarra was born on May 19, 2006 at 36 weeks gestation. I had mild preeclampsia with her. Throughout my whole pregnancy I was always dizzy and had low blood sugar. At 34 weeks I was vomiting every day and could not keep food down. I also started leaking to the point where my underwear would be soaked. When I went to the Doctor she told me I was dehydrated and gave me some fluid through an IV. I continued to have the same problem and when they looked on the ultrasound, it showed I had low amniotic fluids. I delivered through cesarean and she was a healthy baby girl weighing 5lbs.
Janaiya, born on September 25, 2007, was a miracle baby born at 28 weeks and weighing 1lb15oz. When I was 25 weeks I would always feel pressure. I had my first doctor visit at 26 weeks. I told the doctor my problems and they did not say to much. The same day I had her, I went to the doctor and everything was fine. The only thing that rings a bell is that the ultrasound technician ask me did I ever have a child early. I went home and laid down because I was still feeling pressure. Later that night I ate some pizza at about 11 pm and then I laid across my bed because my stomach was hurting. I thought I had gas so I told my sister to go to the store and get some tums. The next thing I know I felt blood coming down my legs, and luckily my sister did not go to store because I probably would have bled to death. My sister took me to the hospital where I had my daughter at 1:11 in the morning. She was transported to the nearest major hospital where she stayed for two months before coming home. I had to get two units of blood because my platelet level dropped to 3k.
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 ...