Posted On Friday, January 28, 2011 by Stephen
In 1995 my wife develope HELLP Syndrome at week 26.Â In order to save her life, our daughter Taylor was delivered 14 weeks early, weighing 1lb, 14 ounces.Â Thankfully, my wife slowly recovered from her blood pressure numbers doubling, very low platelets and kidney failure.Â Our daughter lived for 2 months in NICU and never came home.Â She developed NEC and we had to make the difficult choice to take her off of life support.
My wife andÂ I went on to found the HELLP Syndrome Society to honor our daughter, Taylor.Â The HELLP Syndrome Society merged with the Preeclampsia Foundation after 15 years of existence.
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 ...