Hello, my name is Simone and I am 28 year old single mom. My son

Posted On Monday, January 27, 2003 By Sarah

Hello, my name is Simone and I am 28 year old single mom. My son is now eleven months old and was born on 02/27/02. He weighs about 24 lbs now. I mostly copied and pasted from my on-line journal located at www.thelaboroflove.com currently listed under parenting-single moms. It all started at my 34 week checkup. They checked my blood pressure, and it was high - about 160/95, when it had been running about 120/65. They had me relax a few minutes, but the lower number (diastolic?) didn't go down. I ended up being in the office for 45 minutes, when I was usually there for five. Dr. Jackie was a woman, and I found her very easy to talk with. I was the last patient of the day, and she sat... Read More

I had post-partum pre-eclampsia after the delivery of my second child four years ago. Both

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

I had post-partum pre-eclampsia after the delivery of my second child four years ago. Both of my pregnancies were fairly trouble free until the very end. With my first (6 yrs ago) my BP had gradually increased from a healthy 110/65 to 150/100 at 40 weeks so I was admitted and induced the following day (culminating in an emergency c-section) but no-one ever mentioned pre-eclampsia. My BP never went back down to my pre pregnancy levels and so when I started my second pregnancy it was already up at 130/85. This pregnancy was fine until the very end again when I started to feel unwell a couple of days past my due date. My BP was around 150/100 again so my midwife sent me in to hospital. As I... Read More

I am 20 years old and my boyfriend is 25, the first pregnancy for both

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By

I am 20 years old and my boyfriend is 25, the first pregnancy for both of us. April 12, 2006 was the expected due date of our wonderful baby boy Joseph. Being 33weeks pregnant I thought that everything was going smoothly, a little swollen here and there, but never thought much of it. Until February 23, 2006, I woke up with a horrible headache, thankfully we had our 2week check up that day. I gained 10lbs in 2weeks and my blood pressure was extremely high. I knew that something was not right, as the nurse ran out of the room to get the doctor. The doctor checked my blood pressure to make sure that there was no mistake, and that is when she said I needed to go to the hospital just so that I... Read More

When my husband and I finally got pregnant we were so excited but very nervouse

Posted On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 By Alissa

When my husband and I finally got pregnant we were so excited but very nervouse since we had just moved out to Colorado and we had absolutley no family or friends out there. We had so much fun going for walks with our little one in my belly and talking to the baby and ready story's. We even had the baby listening to Mozart at bed time. I ate very healthy and was at each and every one of my prenatal appointments along with my husband. During my second month of pregnancy the midwife told me that I had a trace of protien in my urine and my BP was a little higher then normal but she told me there was absolutley nothing to worry about. I continued my care... Read More

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This was my second pregnancy and had been uneventful other than morning sickness that finally

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 By Kylie

This was my second pregnancy and had been uneventful other than morning sickness that finally went away at 18 weeks. My blood pressure had never been an issue. I went for my 38 week visit on Thursday. I had not been feeling very well, but I was 38 weeks pregnant. My blood pressure was slighlty increased from my baseline of 110/60 to 128/70, but my urine was negative for protein. I was sent home with ambien so I could sleep to be able to work that night. I worked Thursday night without any problem. On Saturday night, I began to have contractions that seemed to intensify about every 5 minutes. I called my midwife about 1:30 in the morning and we decided to wait about 30 minutes to... Read More

On March 15, 2006 my husband Jack and I found out that we were expecting.

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 By

On March 15, 2006 my husband Jack and I found out that we were expecting. After two years of trying we were lucky enough to conceive on our first round of IVF. We were ecstatic. My pregancy was pretty normal. I had no morning sickness and I felt great. I wouldn't have cared if I was miserable. I was just happy to be expecting a baby, and as long as he was healthy I would deal with any discomfort for myself. Our life changed on Aug. 25 and will never be the same ever again. I hadn't felt our son move in a 24 hour period. I met my obgyn at the hospital and was put on the fetal heart monitor. Our son was moving all around but I couldn't feel a thing. An ultrasound showed... Read More

I find myself compelled to write my story for two important reasons, the first being

Posted On Friday, August 02, 2002 By

I find myself compelled to write my story for two important reasons, the first being the fact that my family doctor has recently suggested I have my tubes tied and the second being how thankful I am for having a healthy and wonderful little girl named Sara.I became pregnant with Sara when I was 20 and just like any first-time mother, I was scared and excited at the same time. Unknown to me, my great-grandmother had died of eclampsia, my grandmother had pre-eclampsia, and my mother also had pre-eclampsia during all her pregnancies. My pregnancy seemed perfect until a routine ultrasound during my 5th month showed some slight abnormalities with my placenta, which the doctor... Read More

On wednesday may 25, 2005 i went to my normal doctors appt for my two

Posted On Tuesday, June 07, 2005 By

On wednesday may 25, 2005 i went to my normal doctors appt for my two week checkup...First of all i didnt feel that great that day. Me and my mom went to the doctors together...My nurse came out and asked me for my urine specimen. I went in and came out. The nurse came into my room and said that there was an extremely dangerous amount of protein in my urine...That was the first problem. Then, my doctor came in and before she examined me she said that i had to go to the hospital right away. She checked my blood pressure and it was 180/100. That was the other problem. Then they checked my weight, and i had gained 19 lbs in two weeks. I was already 32 weeks and hadnt even gained that much... Read More

Where do I begin. It's been a little over a year and I still think

Posted On Monday, June 06, 2005 By Amy

Where do I begin. It's been a little over a year and I still think about that Thursday I went to the emergency room. I had just delievered two beautiful babies, a boy and a girl, the previous Friday. We were blessed enough to come home as a family just 5 days later. I had a scheduled c-section and my son had some minor adjusting to do concerning eating, so our hospital stay was a little longer than normal. I had begun to notice some swelling in my feet, ankles, and legs around my 7th month. My blood pressure began to go up at each prenatal visit. Of course, I was told to just lay on my left side for a few minutes. I think at one visit I lay there for almost 25 minutes. Of... Read More

When I was 27 Weeks Pregnant when I got preeclampsia. I had a mild case

Posted On Sunday, June 05, 2005 By Rachel

When I was 27 Weeks Pregnant when I got preeclampsia. I had a mild case and they put me in the hospital on bed rest. When I was 28 Weeks Pregnant the Doctor told me that my preeclampsia had turned into a severe Case and that i had to deliver. The Doctors told my mom that i might not make it through because it was getting worse and I could die or the baby could die. OF COURSE as a mother my mom was worried about me. BUT AS A NEW MOTHER i was worried about the Baby. the Doctors delivered my baby he was 2LBS 1/2 Ounce Very little. The Doctors Rushed him away I didn't hear him cry. The Doctors just took him. SO I was VERY worried. My mom came back and told me that My baby boy was Very little... Read More

In 1993, I delivered my first child by emergency c-section after 14 hours of induced

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2003 By

In 1993, I delivered my first child by emergency c-section after 14 hours of induced labor. I was 30 years of age and had been monitored for preeclampsia during most of my second and third trimester. It was a difficult ordeal for I truly thought I was going to die. All I could think about was saving my baby's life. Fortunatley, all went well afterwards and we went home on schedule. As the years have progressed, my first born, my son Kevin, has been diagnosed with hypotonia (low muscle tone) and Asperger's Syndrome (a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum). During my second pregnancy, I was still on the blood pressure medication from the prior pregnancy. I delivered my second son,... Read More

I was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 29 weeks. I was told not to go back

Posted On Monday, May 05, 2003 By

I was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 29 weeks. I was told not to go back to work and that I was to be on bedrest. A few days later I started having a very hard time breathing and was coughing very deep like I was congested (I thought I was getting pneumonia). I woke up in the middle of the night one night literally gasping for air so I went to the ER the next morning. I was so upset and scared, and as a result I was having chest pains. My blood pressure was around 170/113 and I was immediately sent to a bigger hospital. I spent three days there on a total liquid diet basically tied to the bed. I had a IV (mag sulfate)and one arm and a BP cuff on the other arm that went off every... Read More

my story started at 28 weeks at a routine scan. My baby was found to

Posted On Thursday, September 19, 2002 By Heidi

my story started at 28 weeks at a routine scan. My baby was found to wiegh approx 2lb 14 oz. My midwife thought it was a litle small and recommended me to come for another scan at 32 weeks (4 weeks time). It was a hot July and my whole body was swelling. This normally happened to me every summer anyway and I thought nothing of it. I went for my scan when I was 32 weeks pregnant and my little girl was still exactly the same wieght. As this was my second child - the first being a normal healthy boy - nobody was particuarly worried until another midwife noticed that my babys heartbeat was a little slow, so they asked me to come in and stay the night in hospital for... Read More

On the evening of Saturday, April 1st, I began to feel severe back pain and

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

On the evening of Saturday, April 1st, I began to feel severe back pain and was burning up.  For several weeks my feet, ankles and hands were swollen, but since there was nothing else wrong my OB was not concerned, so neither was I.During an all-day meeting on Tuesday, April 4th I started to feel the back pain again.  It was assumed by many and I that it could be the... Read More

In October 2001 I was admitted to hospital after experiencing severe pains in my abdominal

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Rishika

In October 2001 I was admitted to hospital after experiencing severe pains in my abdominal area. My hands, face, feet and ankles were swollen up to 4 times its normal size. My blood pressure was extremely high and there was a high level of protein in my urine. After having blood tests done it was found out that my platelets were at an extremely low level of 81. I was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia at 19 weeks of pregnancy. At that time I knew nothing about this condition and I was told that I was too early in my pregnancy for my baby to survive outside my womb. I was advised to have a termination of pregnancy. My baby was born at 19 weeks of pregnancy, weighed 450 grams and being of... Read More

I was 34 1/2 weeks pregnant when I woke up with bad pain in the

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Christy

I was 34 1/2 weeks pregnant when I woke up with bad pain in the lower half of my body. I had felt this pain before and went to the hospital and was told to just go home , relax and take a tylenol, so this time I didn't even go to the hospital, I just relaxed until it got so bad I took a tylenol. After taking the tylenol I went to take a warm shower to ease the pain, and that is when I started bleeding badly. I called for my husband to take me to the hospital. The whole way to the hospital I just kept bleeding. As soon as I got to the hospital they starting searching for a heart beat and there was no sound. I knew something was wrong when I didn't hear... Read More

Unanswered Questions

Posted On Monday, October 02, 2006 By Adrienne

Unanswered Questions


I was expecting my first baby in October 2004. My husband and I were very

Posted On Monday, October 09, 2006 By

I was expecting my first baby in October 2004. My husband and I were very excited, and every day checked for an expectant 'bump.' As my pregnancy progressed, I always measured 'small for dates', but my midwife wasn't concerned. After about 20 weeks, I started to put on a lot of weight. My face was so swollen, I looked completely different to before I fell pregnant. My hands and feet were swollen, and not many of my maternity clothes fitted. At around 27 weeks, my dad took my blood pressure for me one morning. It was staggering, and my dad sent me straight to the hospital. As I waiting in ante natal clinic, I thought my... Read More

I was 30 weeks pregnant when my problems with high-blood pressure began. I went to

Posted On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 By

I was 30 weeks pregnant when my problems with high-blood pressure began. I went to the office for a routine visit, had my blood-pressure taken as usual, but the nurse didn't repeat it as she usually had before. I asked her what it was and she replied, 148/85, which was high for me. Pre-pregnancy, I was around 115/70. I had been suffering from significant swelling in my hands and face for about 4-8 weeks before this. The doctor was concerned and ordered me to watch my sodium intake, drink lots of water, and try to stay off my feet and keep them elevated as much as possible. The only symptom of pre-eclampsia I didn't have was protein in my urine.Although, I was never told... Read More

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