I just found this site. Fifteen years ago I was having what I thought was

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 By

I just found this site. Fifteen years ago I was having what I thought was a normal first pregnancy. Of course, I remember thinking in early November that I was so tired I couldn't make it to Thanksgiving, and the baby was due in January. But I thought that was normal; I had a rigorous job as an attorney for a large corporation, and didn't feel I could ask for any concessions in my work load. At 28 weeks (November 10)I went for a routine exam, having moved and found a new doctor. While his partner for the previous visit assured me everything was fine, this doctor took one look at me and said, "So, are you five months pregnant?" My husband and I looked at each other, and I replied... Read More

It was my third pregnancy and I was carrying twins. I was extremely sick. I

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2003 By Rachel

It was my third pregnancy and I was carrying twins. I was extremely sick. I could not eat, cook, or smell any food without getting sick. I could not change a wet diaper on my 2 year old much less any thing else. I lost 12 pounds and was still 2 pounds lighter at delivery than I was when I became pregnant. At 12 weeks I woke up with blood pouring out of me. I went to the OB office thinking that I had lost the babies and wondering why God gave them to me just to take them away before I even got to meet them. What had I done to deserve this. When I arrived at the OB office and they administered a sonogram the babies were fine,I was fine there was not a single problem. Little did I... Read More

The majority of my story is taken from bits and pieces I believe to be

Posted On Thursday, July 03, 2003 By

The majority of my story is taken from bits and pieces (I believe to be accurate) that different people have told me about what happened to me. My husband was there by my side beginning with my second seizure and never left my side until several days after I was released from MCV Hospital. I have not asked him to fill in ALL of the blanks yet because I dont want to ask him to relive it all againt. It has been 7 months but still on our minds every day. This is how it was told to me. I realize that it is a long story, but I truly believe that EVERY aspect and detail of it should be included for any of you that need or want to know more about ECLAMPSIA& not pre-eclampsia. I had no signs of... Read More

I can't tell you how the desease kill both, my sister and my niece. Its

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2003 By Sbongile

I can't tell you how the desease kill both, my sister and my niece. Its too fast, now My life is full of regrets, why she has to go so soon. There was no special sign, last Tuesday, she said that she had headeache, its 130/100, and the doctor said that she had to go to bed. And all the pain she felt it, just I realized when I read this web. I can't tell no more, its to hurts me and my family especially her husband. I'm writing the story, its make me remain how sick she is. I dont wanna to remember it. I'm angry with her doctor, but she's gone now. Is wrong to angry with him? Maybe girls who decided to pregnant has to ask the doctor detail about all about the risk. And the... Read More

A week after my 40th birthday, I was quite surprised to learn that I was

Posted On Sunday, September 05, 2004 By

A week after my 40th birthday, I was quite surprised to learn that I was pregnant. I have a 16 year old daughter and was pregnant twice after her, in 1990 and 1991. Both of those pregnancies ended in a miscarriage after 12 weeks, both blighted ovums. Each of my pregnancies were incredibly difficult. I was terribly sick, vomiting on a daily basis through the 36 weeks with my first pregnancy until I prematurely delivered. The second and third pregnancy were very similar, sickness and little to no weight gain. My fourth pregnancy I prayed would be different. I longed to be one of those 'glowing' pregnant gals. During the first few weeks of my 4th pregnancy, I suffered from vertigo. ... Read More

I was only 24 weeks, due Nov 24,2004. This was my third pregnancy but my

Posted On Sunday, November 07, 2004 By

I was only 24 weeks, due Nov 24,2004. This was my third pregnancy but my other two pregnancies ended in miscarriage. We were so scared that we would lose this baby too. Every week was another milestone for us. Once I passed 14 weeks (the furthest along I had ever been) we were still very scared but also releived. We were actually starting to let ourselves get excited for our little bundle to arrive. My Doctor's visits were normal and happily uneventful. Everything looked to be right on track. I had no warning signs at all. My ankles were a little swollen thats it. I was gaining about a pound or 2 a week. I woke up to pee at 2am on August 18th. While in the bathroom, I started... Read More

It all started when i found out i was pregnant sept 2003 i was very

Posted On Sunday, February 27, 2005 By Phoebe

It all started when i found out i was pregnant sept 2003 i was very scared because i wasn't sure i was ready to have a baby, but with the support of my friends and family my boyfriend and i decided to have this baby. I started going to my prenatal appointment right away and regularly. I decided to have a mid-wifw instead of a doctor to have a more personal relationship with some who might be delivering my baby. Through out my frist and second trimester everything was going great. During my third trimester i was getting very anxious for this baby to come out already. Three days prior to my due date my mother decides she wan't me with her at all times so i walked alot and was out all the... Read More

The doctor kept on sending me to the hospital to monitor my baby and my

Posted On Wednesday, January 05, 2005 By

The doctor kept on sending me to the hospital to monitor my baby and my blood pressure, also to do a 24 hr. urine analysis. Finally, one night my mother and I went to my lamaze class. I had to leave early. I was experiencing dizziness and spots before my eyes. I was admitted to the hospital. I had protein in my urine. They warned me that I was going to be in the hospital until I went into labor. The next morning I was into seizures. They did a emergency c-section. My baby was admitted to the NICU for 8 days At 2 months old, we call her our miracle baby.

I had preeclampsia and toxcemia 3 years ago. My doctor didn't catch it at first.

Posted On Saturday, February 26, 2005 By

I had preeclampsia and toxcemia 3 years ago. My doctor didn't catch it at first. It took the doctor 2 months to realize that's what was wrong. I had awful fluid swelling, high blood pressure and dizziness and headache. Thank to the Lord above that my child and I pulled through. Since I've had my child I've had problems with my stomach which consist of upset stomach, diarreah, nausea, fatigue, tiredness, and sometimes it feels like there's a knot in my throat. I've been to doctors who told me that I have acid reflux, but I'm just not sure. Has anyone else experienced the same?

I am a survivor of pre eclampsia twice. I got real sick when I was

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2004 By

I am a survivor of pre eclampsia twice. I got real sick when I was 26 weeks pregnet and delivered that same day. Four years later I got sick agian and I knew what was happening. I told my doctor who refused to believe me sure enough my blood pressure was up and I delivered a 27 weeker. I tied my tubes and will not go through that agian. My heart goes out to all the families who are not as lucky as I was with my babies. Both my girls survied and are 10 and 6 now.

Back in early 2000 I was almost 34 weeks into my first pregnancy and eagerly

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2003 By

Back in early 2000 I was almost 34 weeks into my first pregnancy and eagerly awaiting my baby's due date of 2nd April. I went for a routine check up at my GPs and the midwife seemed concerned about my elevated Blood Pressure and sent me off to hospital for closer monitoring. My BP at that point was ?/108 and rising. I was kept in overnight and made such a fuss about this unexpected stay that once my BP had settled they (reluctantly) let me home. This was on the condition that I came in the follwing day for monitoring and to start a 24 hour urine collection. Two days later I returned the sample and started a course of Atenelol to lower my BP - I do not know what the sample results were.... Read More

It has taken me a long time to share my story. I feel that the

Posted On Saturday, January 15, 2005 By

It has taken me a long time to share my story. I feel that the trauma and heartache I have suffered will never be gone, but is now something that I am better able to manage now that I am 3 years into my grief. Here is my story... I had a difficult pregnacy. It was my first. I had terrible morning sickness. I also had my AFP test come back very high. I had an emergency level 2 sonogram and amnio. Everything was ok with the baby. At 24 weeks pregnant, I was enjoying a vacation in Florida from the New York winter. Upon arriving in Florida, I was fine. But by the end of my week's vacation I was much bigger with swollen feet. By the time I arrived home my hands and face were very swollen... Read More

My name is Andrea and after almost 4 years I decided share my history and

Posted On Saturday, September 25, 2004 By

My name is Andrea and after almost 4 years I decided share my history and face what have scare me all that time. After 2 years trying get pregnant, on mother's day 2000 we did the urine test and was positive. What a happy day.I was 27 years old and was my first pregnancy. I had a very normal pregnacy and a took a very good care of me and my baby( I rest, took prenatal vitamins, regular check up, walk on the park and I eat healty). When I was about 30 weeks I recived a call and was told that my sister was very ill and could die.I started crying and I was so nervous that nothing could make me fell better, this was a nightmare for 3 weeks until the day that I was told she was ok... Read More

Where do I start At my 30 wk appt everything was fine, smooth sailing with

Posted On Tuesday, May 04, 2004 By

Where do I start? At my 30 wk appt everything was fine, smooth sailing with a bit of swelling. 2 weeks later I visit the OBGYN my bp is 170/102, +4 protein in my urine and had gained 7lbs. I had a nagging headache all week but just a little one. I thought it was a usual pregnany symptom. My eyes felt puffy and things were a little blurry, I just thought it was do to lack of sleep. When the doctor told me what was going on I started seeing spots. Of course that kind of news made my bp go up even further. I was sent directly to the hospital. Fortunately my husband had decided to come with me to this appt. The nurse took me to the peri on call (Dr. Love) and a complete us wa done. Baby... Read More

About two weeks before I lost my baby, I went to my doctor explaining that

Posted On Thursday, October 21, 2004 By

About two weeks before I lost my baby, I went to my doctor explaining that I thought I had preeclampsia, I had all the symptoms but not enough of a degree for her to make any actions, she looked at my blood pressure, only a little above normal, she looked at my swelling, said it was normal to swell, she didn't even touch on the fact that I had a headache, blurred vision, and protien in my urine, she told me I didn't have it and sent me away, fast forward two weeks. I'm at my second ultrasound. Good strong heartbeat, a little small, but healthy. Then I went to my follow-up visit. They checked my blood pressure and about a half an hour later decided I needed to be airvaced to Phoenix. ... Read More

October 28, 2002 I crawled into bed for the night. I kept seeing spots in

Posted On Tuesday, December 28, 2004 By

October 28, 2002 I crawled into bed for the night. I kept seeing spots in front of me, but thought it was just a symptom of pregnancy. My head throbbed and I was sick to my stomach. Maybe the flu? I finally fell to sleep, but kept waking up from the headache. I wasn't due for 5 more weeks. The next morning, October 29, I woke up with the same headache I went to bed with. I called my doctor and spoke with the nurse and she told me to take some Extra-Strength Tylenol, drink lots of water, and lay down on my left side. I did that, but the headache still would not go away. I never experienced anything like this before. Then all the sudden, I felt like I might have urinated myself. ... Read More

I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia in my 8th month of pregnancy, in November of 1974.

Posted On Thursday, July 11, 2002 By Lene

I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia in my 8th month of pregnancy, in November of 1974. First they tried bedrest with 5 mg. of phenobarbitol daily; then 10 mg. Finally I was admitted to the hospital on December 11, where I was treated with more phenobarb, morphine and magnesium sulfate. My BP was checked every 15 minutes; and when it would rise above a certain reading, I was given IV pushes of mag sulfate. My son was due December 25, but was deemed a good weight for a Pitocin-induced delivery on December 15. By the time I delivered, I hadn't eaten solid food in about a week; so, I'm not sure if it was partially due to that or because my BP got higher than it's supposed to be able to... Read More

When i found out iI was having a baby at 8 weeks I was so

Posted On Monday, July 22, 2002 By

When i found out iI was having a baby at 8 weeks I was so happy i knew it was a girl. Of coures my Boyfriend said it was a boy,but at 16 weeks they told me it was a girl and i cryed. I was so happy at 19 I couldn't wait to have her in my arms. Then I started to get real sick and the doctores told me I was fine. Well at 24 weeks they put me in the hospitla and told me that I had sever-pre-eclampsia. Three days later I had a little girl that only weighd 15oz. Emma Raella Johnson fought for her life for 3months and 10 days and at 4lb-8oz her lungs gave out and she died 2 days before my 20th birthday. She gave me hope... Read More

Jan. 31, 2002. I was 29

Posted On Thursday, June 24, 2004 By Kelsey

Jan. 31, 2002. I was 29

My pregnancy went very smoothly at first. I didn t have a single day of

Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2004 By Rebecca

My pregnancy went very smoothly at first. I didnt have a single day of morning sickness and my chronic headaches decreased significantly. During my first trimester, I was exhausted. At the 19 week ultrasound, we got the wonderful news that she was a girl. We were so excited! At the beginning of my third trimester, I went for a regular check up. My doctor noticed that my blood pressure was high and asked me to come back in a week. She said if I feel at all strange or get a bad headache that doesnt go away, I should come in sooner. My appointment was scheduled for Friday the 16th, but on the 15th, I was feeling quite sick. I had a bad headache and felt very strange  it is hard... Read More

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