Hi There, I have just been on your website and for the first time after

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By

Hi There, I have just been on your website and for the first time after my experience i have looked up information on preeclampisa and what it is all about - i must say the stories really touched me and that is why i felt the need to share my story with you. In December last year my sister lost her unborn baby at 5 months due to preeclampsia.  It was the most traumatic time in our lives as the family was really looking foward to the baby and so was my sister.  Prior to becoming... Read More

Children truly are a gift from God. After reading the stories on this website, I

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By

Children truly are a gift from God. After reading the stories on this website, I know that if it were not for the grace of God and many Christian people praying, I might not have my precious little girl. Eva Callie was born on October 21, 2005 at 36 ½ weeks gestation. She weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. and was perfectly healthy. I would like to share my story of preeclampsia as a testimony that God still works miracles. During my seventh month of pregnancy, I went to the doctor for swelling of the hands and face. My feet had been swelling for some time, but I thought that was normal. My doctor was not available, so I saw her nurse practitioner. He looked at the amount of weight... Read More

I was so thrilled when I found out that I was pregnant for the first

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By

I was so thrilled when I found out that I was pregnant for the first time, my husband was a little shell-shocked but he quickly grew to cherish the idea of becoming a daddy! I had a normal pregnancy right up until the 30th week when I began to get severe headaches and swelling all over my body. I told my midwife about and she advised me to take paracetamol because my blood pressure and urine were fine. By week 34 I had gained an additional 14lbs and saw silver 'tadpoles' everywhere. My widwife once again checked my blood pressure which had soared to 140/100 and there were 4+ of protein in my urine. She admitted me to hospital immediately and I was given steroids to mature my... Read More

Hello everyone, Iwould like to share my story.It all started 5 years ago when I

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

Hello everyone, Iwould like to share my story.It all started 5 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my second child.(In my first pregnancy I had miscarried at 3 months).I went for my first visit hoping everything was ok when I was about 8 weeks pregnant.As soon as the visit was over the doctor told me I had to stay in hospital for some more tests as he noticed my blood pressure was high.This is were the trauma began.I stayed there a couple of days for the results and the doctors said it was pre eclampsia.I was give Trandate and went back and forth to hospital all through my pregnancy.At the end of my 32nd week... Read More

Hello, My name is jennifer. In 1993 at 24 weeks gestation I went to the

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

Hello, My name is jennifer. In 1993 at 24 weeks gestation I went to the hospital because I had been throwing up all night long. The ER rehydrated me saying that I had a gall bladder problem and sent me home. I went back to the ER that night with a severe headache..I was placed on a mag drip and enduced. The doctor told me that with eclampsia and HELLP that my daughter would die and I would most likely die as well. She lived for one month and passed. In 2003 I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. In 2004, at 32 weeks, my blood pressure rose to 98/17~. I went to the hospital and I was induced due to eclampsia and HELLP once again. ... Read More

Tonight I am home with my husband after 2 nights in the hospital for our

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 By Joey

Tonight I am home with my husband after 2 nights in the hospital for our niece who had Preclamsia and blood vessels burst in her brain and she is battling for her life. (If more people were aware and the doctors had known about this she would be ok today!) Three days ago Michelle Simpson 26 years of age called me to tell me she was going through heavy swelling and was visiting her doctor to see if anything was wrong. They told her that she may just be experiencing flu symptoms even though she was swollen and her blood samples showed low protein. This was Shawn (her husband) and her first pregnancy and were not aware of the risks of preclamsia. And as it seems either were her... Read More

When I was 2 months along, I had a little protein found in my urine.

Posted On Monday, May 02, 2005 By

When I was 2 months along, I had a little protein found in my urine. I requested a blood test for preeclampsia because I am adopted and no little of my biological mother's pregnancy. The doctor said that would be unnecessary, so we switched baby doctors. The new doctor said my right upper abdomin pain, headaches and swelling were normal pregnancy signs. They failed to notice my preeclampsia at every visit. My husband and I had our first ultrasound on March 17th, thinking I was at my fifth month. They told us everything looked great. The baby had plenty of fluid and diastolic flow to it. I was supposedly fine as well. On April 5th, we got a call that my AFP test came... Read More

Hello I tried to get pregnant for 3 years before, finally doing so in April

Posted On Monday, November 18, 2002 By

Hello! I tried to get pregnant for 3 years before, finally doing so in April of 2001. I had previously had laparotomy for ovarian tumors; laparoscopy for adhesions from that surgery; hysteroscopy for uterine growths and alot of tests. Well, that preg. ended in miscarriage. Luckily, 2 months later, I got pregnant again. I had some nausea, but overall, a pretty easy first 6 months. Although, I did have severe carpal tunnel (pretty common in pregnancy). Slowly, I started to really swell. My shoes would not fit and my legs left an indention if you touched them. My blood pressure had started to creep up. I always had very low pressure and it had been around 115/75 for months. In Feb. 2002,... Read More

My name is Rishika Krishna I am 28 years old and live in Durban, South

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

My name is Rishika Krishna; I am 28 years old and live in Durban, South Africa. In October 2001, I was 19 weeks pregnant when I was admitted to hospital because I was experiencing severe epi- gastric pain, and my blood pressure was elevated with the presence of protein in my urine and the level of my platelets was under 100. I was told that I would not be able to carry my baby to term and that there was nothing that could be done to prolong my pregnancy any longer. I had to have an immediate termination of pregnancy done. At 19 weeks of pregnancy my baby boy was born at 450 grams and I was devastated as... Read More

I am sharing my story to hopefully help educate others about postpartum preeclampsia. I have

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

I am sharing my story to hopefully help educate others about postpartum preeclampsia. I have had chronic blood pressure since the age of 25. Because I knew of the risks of high blood pressure in pregnancy, I took two years to try and prepare my body for pregnancy. I exercised faithfully, dieted, and was in the best shape of my life. While my blood pressure did drop some, I still had to take medication. When my husband and I decided that we wanted to try and get pregnant (I was 30), I went to the doctor for a pre-conception consultation. I was put on medication that was considered safe for pregnancy and after two weeks off of the pill, I was pregnant. I was determined to stay... Read More

I came to know I was pregnant on 30 Oct 2005. My first baby. The

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Radhika

I came to know I was pregnant on 30 Oct 2005. My first baby. The feeling itself was so intense. A day before I was detected as hypothyroid. So initially my husband, Abhishek, a neurologist, was a little concerned whether we should continue or not. He took opinions from many gynecologists who suggested we should continue. Except for a three-week discrepancy in the early stages of pregnancy (according to lmp my due date was 5 jun, 2006 but by ultrasound it was 25 jun, 2006), which I was told is very normal in women who have a history of missed periods. Everything was normal till 10 Feb. 2006 when I went to a premier medical institute

I found out I was pregnant on July 8, 2002. I had some nausea, so

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Mary

I found out I was pregnant on July 8, 2002. I had some nausea, so I decided to take the test and much to my surprise, I was going to be a mom for the first time, I cried because I was so happy.

I had the typical (all-day) morning nausea feeling & fatigue for the first 3 months, but that didn

I was 22 years old when I found out I was pregnant with my first

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By melissa

I was 22 years old when I found out I was pregnant with my first child.  It was a welcome surprise as I had been trying for a year to have a baby.  In all my excitement I rushed to a clinic to make my first appointment for prenatal care.  I received regular prenatal care throughout my entire pregnancy.   It was about when I was six months pregnant with my baby girl that the Dr.'s began to notice that I was gaining weight rapidly and "had a little protein in my urine," as they said.  I thought at the time that I was simply getting fat, I was pregnant and that's what pregnant women do - get fat.  I didn't really understand what the... Read More

My name is Brandie Dublinske. I had been told a few years ago that after

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Brandie

My name is Brandie Dublinske. I had been told a few years ago that after finding tumors in and on my uterus, that I would never have kids. I met my husband fall of 2004, and became pregnant in February 2005. I had a miscarraige on May 18, 2005. In August 2005, we found out that I was pregnant again, but even though I could get pregnant, the Dr's were unsure if I would be able to carry a baby full-term. Throughout the entire pregnancy, I had morning-sickness every morning and every other symptom of pregnancy that you can think of, but the baby was growing and the baby was doing perfectly fine. I was due April 29, 2006. On Thursday, March 9, 2006, I woke up with blurred vision, dizziness and... Read More

My story is 2 years old but I have just begun to feel like I

Posted On Wednesday, October 04, 2006 By Julie

My story is 2 years old but I have just begun to feel like I can share, so here it goes: I was visiting my OB for a regular 6-month visit.  When the nurse took my BP it was 210/114.  Now, I am small frame and have never had a BP over 110/70, so I thought she did something wrong.  Then the OB came in a said, I am sending you to labor and delivery for more tests and to rule out HELLP.  I had noticed minor swelling in my fingers at night... Read More

On January 31, 1998 I was hospitalized for hypertension, I was approximately 27 weeks pregnant.

Posted On Monday, October 28, 2002 By

On January 31, 1998 I was hospitalized for hypertension, I was approximately 27 weeks pregnant. I was given medication while in the hospital to maintain a somewhat normal blood pressure while receiving steroid shots to help better develop by son's lungs. I remained in the hospital until my son was on February 23, 1998 (10 weeks premature). Thankfully, my son was born without any major difficulties. Unexpectedly, he did not need to have any oxygen, he was breathing on his own, but he mained in an incubator until I was able to bring in home on March 29, 1998. We brought him home on a monitor to monitor his breathing and heart. 4 years later I... Read More

I have been having alot of tummy aches and swelling since December 30th 2005

Posted On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 By

  I have been having alot of tummy aches and swelling since December 30th 2005 and thought that maybe my sodium intake was a bit high and that was the cause.  Boy was I wrong.  I ended up going into town the next morning to attend a church service and while there, stopped off at a friends house to have them check my BP.  I knew swelling was a sign of PreEclampsia and I wanted to make sure that mine was ok.  It came out to 134/89.  Thought nothing of it, went home and laid down to rest. The week started out pretty normal, did some housework and... Read More

On December 16th, 2005 the doctors had a dignose me with preeclampsia. I was not

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 By

On December 16th, 2005 the doctors had a dignose me with preeclampsia. I was not even aware that this is one of the complication of pregnancy.On December 17th, 2005 I had an emergency C-section. I was only 29 weeks into pregnancy. I had a son and by this way this was my first child. April 4th, 2006 he died after spending 15 weeks in the NICU ward. It is has been a little while now since he has died but I still feel the pain of lossing my child. I am only 23 years old and my biggest fear isthat I will never be able to have another heathy pregnancy or child or I might loss another baby. I have read the many stories on your sight and I just want to give all the mothers who have lost a little... Read More

This was my first pregnancy, and I was so happy and excited. I experienced

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 By

This was my first pregnancy, and I was so happy and excited.  I experienced the normal morning sickness and swelling, but as I entered the last trimester, my friends and family began to comment on how "bad" I looked.  Actually, I felt "bad"as well, but assumed that was the way all pregnant women felt by that late stage.  I accidentally missed one of my OB/GYN appointments, actually showing up on the wrong day, when I was about33 weeks.  Even the nurse suggested I wait and see a doctor when one was available, but I declined...I had out of town guests at my house and wanted to get back to them.  At night, I had taken to sleeping on the couch in a sitting up... Read More

Hey how is everyone Well I am ok, I guess. I will tell you my

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 By

Hey how is everyone? Well I am ok, I guess. I will tell you my story. When i was pregnant with my first baby it didnt go well from the start. anyways when i was 26.5 weeks pregnant they had to airlift me to little rock because i had severe preeclampsia, bp of 238/212 and 13g of protien in my urine and my kidneys were failing and only putting out very little. so they gave me magnisium and tried to wait two weeks but only could wait 5days and i went for a c-section on Jan 3, 2006 and my daughter was 13weeks early. It really was a fun time but i made it through and although she only lived for 4months, it was the best four months a mother could ask for. She passed away May 15, 2006 due to SIDS.... Read More

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