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

My name is Katie McKoy, and I am a statistic. I never thought I would

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By Katie

My name is Katie McKoy, and I am a statistic. I never thought I would be, but I am. I was an average woman in good health. I was 24 when I got pregnant and am married to a wonderful man named Michael. We ate right, exercised, and did all the things they tell you to do before getting pregnant like taking prenatal vitamins and doing a prenatal checkup. However, I had one thing against me: genetics. My grandmother had a nasty condition known as toxemia in her day. She also had hyperemesis. She had two children.... Read More

I am a 32 year old mama with 5 children. I had pre-eclampsia with 's

Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2005 By

I am a 32 year old mama with 5 children. I had pre-eclampsia with #'s 1 and 3 and pre-eclampsia and HELLP with #5. I have chronic hypertension and Grave's Disease. I am writing this about my 5th pregnancy. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I talked to my OB to switch my hypertension medication to a pregnancy-safe one. Unfortunately, while my blood pressure was fine, I developed hyperemisis gravidarum. I was miserably sick for the first 4 months and lost quite a bit of weight. Then, around month 5, things got better. My blood pressure was still good. I wasn't having any swelling or headaches or spilling protein. My OB was confident that this pregnancy would be different from... Read More

I am a 32 year old mama with 5 children. I had pre-eclampsia with 's

Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2005 By Kristy

I am a 32 year old mama with 5 children. I had pre-eclampsia with #'s 1 and 3 and pre-eclampsia and HELLP with #5. I have chronic hypertension and Grave's Disease. I am writing this about my 5th pregnancy. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I talked to my OB to switch my hypertension medication to a pregnancy-safe one. Unfortunately, while my blood pressure was fine, I developed hyperemisis gravidarum. I was miserably sick for the first 4 months and lost quite a bit of weight. Then, around month 5, things got better. My blood pressure was still good. I wasn't having any swelling or headaches or spilling protein. My OB was confident that this pregnancy would be different from... Read More

This is my story

Posted On Saturday, November 16, 2002 By

This is my story

I am 31 yrs old and still do not know or unsterstand what happen to

Posted On Thursday, November 07, 2002 By melanie

I am 31 yrs old and still do not know or unsterstand what happen to my baby. I am now 3 1/2 weeks post partum so I haven't gotten any autopsy reports back to explain what happen on Oct. 15, 2002.

I am a 32 year old, healthy, fit woman who exercises, eats right and takes

Posted On Wednesday, November 06, 2002 By

I am a 32 year old, healthy, fit woman who exercises, eats right and takes good care of myself. At 25 weeks I went to my doctor for a check up and was told my BP was high. She sent me to the hospital for a day of monitoring. I was then sent home as everything checked out. I was put on moderate bedrest by my OB who thought that working from home with feet up in bed was ok. She sent me to a perinatologist who said the baby was small but he wasn't worried as my hsuband and I are on the short side and we were both small babies. He thought that everything was fine and that the baby hadn't stopped growing which was my OBs fear. I felt fine otherwise for about 4 more weeks or so. On May 3... Read More

This is an update to my previous story. Shortly after I posted my previous story

Posted On Sunday, October 27, 2002 By

This is an update to my previous story. Shortly after I posted my previous story my condition worsened. My protein levels went up again and my blood pressure soared. I was sent straight to L&D from my doctor's office for complete monitoring and blood work. I was hooked up to an IV for fluids and medication to bring down my pressure. My blood pressure did come down after two hours and my organs were still functioning properly. My doctor sent my home and told me to do a 24 hour urine catch so he could see how much protein I was spilling. He said that if it was over 300, the baby had to be born. The day after my catch was finished, I returned to his office with the catch. He promised... Read More

I would first like to extend my deepest sympathies for the famalies who have lost

Posted On Monday, June 24, 2002 By Mada

I would first like to extend my deepest sympathies for the famalies who have lost a loved one and/or baby due to this terrible disease. After reading some of these stories from these brave women, I feel extremely fortunate to have a healthy son and my own health. I became ill with preeclampsia at 34 weeks, but when I look back at it, I believe it began earlier. As many you know, when you're not showing all the classic signs of preeclampsia, often times Dr.'s let it go untreated until the disease progresses. When I went in for my 32 week check up I couldn't believe I gained 10 lbs. I had been putting weight on very slowly up until that point. I was also very swollen, especially... Read More

I was nineteen years old and it was my first pregnancy. My pregnancy was okay

Posted On Monday, October 16, 2006 By Ikeia

I was nineteen years old and it was my first pregnancy. My pregnancy was okay until my seventh month i had hypertension and swellen. the doctors said it could be a sign of eclampsia i was sent to a hospital that specialize in high risk pregnancies. I was there three days on dec. 24. 2005 i had contractions but later found out that it was my placenta tearing away. I ended up surviving but my beautifuk son did not ( Clintaveous Hines 12-24-05 3'2 16') This was a rough experience for me due to 2 weeks after i released from the hospital and was flown to another due to a sattellite pulmonary embolism that almost cost me my life. I thought being pregnant was easy to all of this happen to me.

Madison Our Little Angel October 25, 2005 1:01 am Our Beautiful Little Angel came and

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By debbie

Madison Our Little Angel October 25, 2005 @ 1:01 am Our Beautiful Little Angel came and left our lives in a blink of an eye. She weighed 12.6 ounces was 10.5 inches long she was 23 weeks and 5 days gestation. She was so beautiful, breathtaking just perfect in everyway. Our lives will never be the same again. She was our little miracle from God. A precious little blessing. She is forever in our hearts. We love and miss her so much. The Journey My husband and I have been trying to have a child since... Read More

My name is Jillian Breakiron and I live in Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania. I got pregnant

Posted On Wednesday, October 04, 2006 By

My name is Jillian Breakiron and I live in Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania. I got pregnant with my son hunter abd was due on January 2004. All was going well with my pregnancy i had only one week of morning sickness, and then that was about it. My blood pressure was fine everytime that i went to the doctor. Then we had gone for a sonogram and i was around 5-6 months pregnant and they found out that our baby was only in the fifth percentile for how far along i was. So from then on we were at Magees Womens Hospital every two weeks for sonograms and then my husband Eric called my OB/GYN and asked what he thought was going on and he said that he wan't sure so he wanted to send... Read More

Sorry got cut off. So she took me to the hospital. when I got there

Posted On Tuesday, February 24, 2004 By Mary

Sorry got cut off. So she took me to the hospital. when I got there they told me that they couldn't see anything but they were going to watch the baby and me for a couple of days. I countinued to go back and fourth to the hospital. Until one day in was on the third of july I was at a picnic and it was hot outside my best friend was with me. I started to feel really dizzy so I sat down. I was getting these really bad head aches and couldn't stand up. so she called her boyfriend and told him to come and get us by the time he made it to us my legs were so big I couldn't walk. it felt like someone had a big blanket on my leg and would take it off. So they took me home and I laid down for a... Read More

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