Loss of my baby girl
Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Sibusiso
I discovered I had hypertension when I was pregnant on my first visit to Ob/Gyn, I was already 14 weeks pregnant. Then my blood pressure was 140/90. I knew nothing about blood pressure and pregnancy and I was not on any hypertension medication. Just because I was feeling fine, I just thought everything was okay. As the pregnancy was progressing at 26 weeks my feet suddenly started swelling. A part of me knew something was wrong but on the other hand I was on denial telling myself everything was okay. On the 27th week I went to see the Ob/Gyn and my blood pressure was 160/110. I was admitted to the hospital for bed rest where the baby was being monitored and she was okay, I could feel her move. I was discharged after spending two nights in the hospital when my blood pressure had stabilized. I went back home but the swelling did not go away, the Ob/Gyn prescribed that I do a Doppler scan at 28 weeks and my baby girl was fine. I went back home and the Doctor had stressed that I needed to take it really easy. My husband was so supportive cause I was literally doing nothing at home, he would do everything for me. At 31 weeks my face started swelling and when I went to the Ob/Gyn, my BP was 140/90. I started getting the steroids to speed up the functioning of my baby's lungs cause he was planning to do a Caesarian on week 34. I could not feel my baby move that weekend and I thought that maybe I was just panicking. We went to see the Ob/Gyn on week 32 and the scan confirmed that my baby was gone, there was no heartbeat. I just broke down into tears and a part of me just wished I could die too cause I couldn't think of facing the future without her. The baby was removed via a C-section. Five months after this incident, I am 9 weeks pregnant again and I am really scared cause I cant bear the thought of going through that again.
Here to help.
Posted On Monday, September 24, 2012 by Elizabeth
Hi my name is Elizabeth Williams and I first want to say congrats and I hope it goes well. I hope this makes you feel better but I had pre-E when I was pregnant with my twins back in 2009. I ended up having to have a c-section but everything turned out ok. I have heard which you will need to ask your doctor also. But i have heard that if you have had it before you are at a higher risk for getting it again but the second time it's not as bad. I had pre-e with my first pregnancy (twins) then I had a second pregnancy and did not have it and now I am pregnant again and have had a few episodes of high blood pressure but nothing horrible. I hope and pray you don't have to go through that again and I hope that knowing I had a succesful pregnancy give's you hope that you will to. God bless.
i too lost my baby
Posted On Friday, September 28, 2012 by Rama
dont panic.. i have also heard that second time its not so bad. i developed PET at week 26, pressure went from 160/100 too 200/110 in just 2 days, and i was at very high risk of seizures, bleeding, it was already showing in my eyes.
the only option was to terminate my pregnancy. i still remember the time when dr was telling me that i have to abort, i could feel my baby nicely kicking inside, but nothing could be done to save my baby as it was too small. this was on 4th sept 2012. my pressure is still not normal, and swelling of hands is still not down.
may be it was God's will, so i have accepted it gracefully.. u are lucky to be pregnant again and now be positive. nothing will happen as u have grown stronger than before after that incident, and tahts wat God wanted.. keep praying n be calm..
Posted On Saturday, November 10, 2012 by Rotenda
Congratulations on your pregnancy....I gave birth to my baby boy at 23 weeks on the 2nd of Jan 2012. A day that is so hard to forget.My blood pressure was 187/112 when I was admitted,platelets drop up to 65 and kept dropping until I was in ICU...giving birth was the most painful thing ever but that was the only way to save mylife.I was already bleeding non stop.I stayed in the hospital almost full two weeks.
Now I am pregnant again,19 weeks to be precise....and it is a boy again.My OB has put me on ecotrin and I see him every months.I always pray for the best but the worry cloud always follows me if I feel a little pain on my body.I always read what other ladies have gone through however I have relished that most woman only find out about preeclampsia once diagnosed.I wish if there was an organisation like this in S.A where woman can meet in person and share their stories,either successful birth or not.Lets give thanks to God for our lives and put our pregnancy in His presence for a successful birth .
May God bless you and the ladies who ccommented
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