I was 28 1/2 weeks ,my bloodpressure was high and alot of swelling so my

Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2005 By

I was 28 1/2 weeks ,my bloodpressure was high and alot of swelling so my doctor sent me to the hospital were I was told I would be on bed rest in the hospital.This was on a tuesday,things got worse for me and the baby and he was born on the thursday.His stay was 7weeks then he came home.Now he will be nine years old this july.

My first pregnancy was like a roller coaster ride. I spotted and was told to

Posted On Sunday, May 01, 2005 By

My first pregnancy was like a roller coaster ride. I spotted and was told to "hope for the best and pray". Luckily, it stopped and we saw a heartbeat. Then, I spent the next 4 months having trouble keeping food down. Things seemed to be settling down. At about 28 weeks, my blood pressure was slightly elevated, and there was a trace of protein. I was seeing one of the other doctors in the practice (they wanted you to meet all of them if possible). He said it was very early for preeclampsia. He had me come back in a week. Everything was normal again. On Friday at 31 weeks, my feet were tremendously swollen after teaching all day and then going to a movie. I remember... Read More

My story began I am sure similarly to that of other women. We found out

Posted On Friday, August 19, 2005 By

My story began I am sure similarly to that of other women. We found out we were pregnant and weren't trying, so it was more of a surprise. I am felt very lucky that we were able to be pregnant without help. I went through morning sickness (pretty badly) and other symptoms of pregnancy. Bloating, nauseous, had no real food cravings except for chocolate milk AND definite food aversions. Things got better around the 5th month. I went to a baby shower in my hometown (flew to get there) and felt a little odd and bloated. Spent the weekend with family and friends, had a great time as we found out we were having a little girl. Upon returning to my current town (where my husband was born and... Read More

I became pregnant when I was 19, in Dec.of 2002 my fiance and I were

Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 By

I became pregnant when I was 19, in Dec.of 2002; my fiance and I were so happy!It was our first child, for both of us. I thought I'd have a normal pregnancy. And then the problems started... My mother refused to talk to me(for other reasons)just before our wedding; she never came. Just two months into my pregnancy, I had a threatened miscarriage, and was bleeding. I had to quit work and pretty much had to be in bed all the time. It was even harder because I couldn't talk to my mom; I felt so alone. My husband was and has always been there for me, but it wasn't the same. My husband didn't know what was wrong anymore than I did, and we were so scared we might lose our child. And then... Read More

I was married young when I was only 19. My husband and I decided to

Posted On Saturday, October 15, 2005 By Amberly

I was married young when I was only 19. My husband and I decided to have a baby so at 20 years old I was pregnant with our first baby who we found out was a little girl. I had a pretty eventful pregnancy with dehydration from being so sick the first few month that I needed IV fluids. I had morning sickness until I was 7 months pregnant. When I was 26 weeks I started contracting. They stopped my contractions with medication three times and then at week 29 weeks I was put on bed rest. They monitored me by ultrasounds every two weeks. At my 32 week until my 36th week of pregnancy my blood pressure was slowly increasing and in 4 weeks time I had gained twenty pounds. At my ultrasound at... Read More

My wife Donna's pregnancy only seemed remarkable in its apparent ease. Despite being pregnant with

Posted On Saturday, May 01, 2004 By Patrick

My wife Donna's pregnancy only seemed remarkable in its "apparent" ease. Despite being pregnant with twins, Donna exhibited few if any extraordinary characteristics of pregnancy up until shortly before delivery. Doctor visits routine; blood tests, blood pressure, urine samples, stress tests, all without incident. Donna continued to commute to work up until about 2 months before anticipated delivery. Around her 34th or 35th week, swelling of the feet, legs, hands and face became more apparent. But nothing alarming about this both we and her doctors thought, particularly considering pregnancy with twins. At about the 36th week, Donna developed what she characterized at the time as a... Read More

I have just come through - and am still going through- the most traumatic event

Posted On Wednesday, March 02, 2005 By

I have just come through - and am still going through- the most traumatic event of my life. I was 29 weeks pregnant, my last antenatal check up had shown no signs of anything being wrong, and apart from feeling tired, and having some Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I felt OK. I was finishing buying items and equipment for our new baby, and was looking forward to getting nice and big. One day I went to my local chiropractor to find out about getting a back massage; I'd never been to him before, but had heard that he had special chairs that pregnant women could lie on and still comfortably receive treatment. A massage seemed a nice pampering thing to do. When I filled in my registration... Read More

At 27 I was happy and healthy, working in advertising. The only thing I wanted

Posted On Sunday, January 30, 2005 By

At 27 I was happy and healthy, working in advertising. The only thing I wanted now was a beautiful child. And so I fell pregnant. Pregnancy for me meant constant morning sickness, and many visits to the hospital to be re-hydrated intraveniously. I was 58kgs when my son was conceived, and by 5 months, had gained on a small 4 kgs. Due to work commitments, I postponed my 6th month check-up. I hadn't realized the jeopardy I placed myself or my child in by confusing my priorities. I truly believed the "sparkles" and shadowing I could see around everyone was a spiritual experience due to my pregnancy. I though all women experienced the extreme bloating, weight gain,and headaches,... Read More

I returned home from a service program in China on Monday, May 24th, 2004. On

Posted On Saturday, January 08, 2005 By

I returned home from a service program in China on Monday, May 24th, 2004. On Thursday of that week I went to my ObGyn MD for a standard appointment. She said I had a little protein in my urine and my blood pressure was a little high (she was not concerned). A few days later, on Tuesday, June 1st 2004, I called my doctor's office, as I had not been feeling like myself over the Memorial Day weekend. My heart had been pounding more than normal for a month or so, but now I was feeling fatigue. I asked to have a blood draw to rule out preeclampsia. They asked me to go to the Labor and Delivery section of the hospital instead of my clinic, which is connected (I still am not sure why,... Read More

I was 18 and it was my first pregnancy. I had a completely healthy pregnancy

Posted On Friday, March 25, 2005 By

I was 18 and it was my first pregnancy. I had a completely healthy pregnancy until I was 7 months pregnit and went for my regular check up. My blood pressure was way high above normal and I had a very high amount of protien show up in my urine test. They sent me to bed-rest, only to get up to use the restroom. I was so scared that something bad was going to happen. They had me come back after one week to see how I was doing. They decided to go ahead and enduce my labor, THE NEXT DAY!!!!. By then I was completely freaked out. I was right at 38 weeks, so the baby was completely formed. I went in on friday at 6p.m. and my daughter was born on Sunday 7a.m. She had... Read More

My Story has a happy ending thanks to GOD. When I had just Graduated High

Posted On Tuesday, March 22, 2005 By

My Story has a happy ending thanks to GOD. When I had just Graduated High School I had a serious boy friend whom I became active with we were both into the normal after high school planning college and partying. I became pregnant,I told my boyfriend and he was not ready so he and I broke it off. So here I was 18 years old and pregnant the only support I had was my mother and a few friends. In the first couple months I was a reck I was constanly stressed out about how I was going to raise a baby I was only a baby myself. Heres when it all started I was 8 weeks pregnant and I was cramping so I asked my mother if that was normal and she told me no not this early in pegnancy and... Read More

In my previous entry I did not mention my beautiful daughter. Her name was Ezmeralda

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2003 By

In my previous entry I did not mention my beautiful daughter. Her name was Ezmeralda Destiny Bateast. she was was so beautiful. She looked like a little angel. She looked just like her daddy. I was put to sleep when I had my c-section, so I did not know she did not make it until I woke up. I could not cry because I knew she was with God. It is now 10 months later and I can cry now. I feel her loss all the time and wish to God she was with me. I will always have her in my heart and she will always be my first baby. Some of my friends tell me that everything will be ok. I know that they mean well, but they do not understand the pain and loss I went through. I am so happy that I... Read More

My son Liam was delivered via c-section on May 24, 2002, three weeks before my

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 By

My son Liam was delivered via c-section on May 24, 2002, three weeks before my due date because of pre-eclampsia. Although he was small for his gestational age, weighing in at 5 lbs. 0 oz. and 17 1/4 in. long, he was healthy and was able to leave the hospital when I left. I had had a "normal" pregnancy with no complications for the first two trimesters. I had almost no morning sickness and in general felt great. My blood pressure was always normal and my weight gain was relatively steady. However, I had noticed from the onset of being pregnant that my fingers were swollen. I had to move my wedding band from my left hand to my right hand and eventually took it off and wore around my... Read More

My name is Meia Christian I am thirty years old. I would like to share

Posted On Wednesday, April 27, 2005 By

My name is Meia Christian I am thirty years old. I would like to share my story about by experience with preeclampsia. This was my first time ever being pregnant to I was very scared. I was twenty-six weeks when my doctor had to do a emergency cesearean. Prior to this I was in the hospital for two weeks for swelling and my blood pressure was extremely high, after several efforts of trying to stabilize my blood pressure, nothing worked so that led me to have my daughter so early. My daughters name is Reagan Hope Austin she was born January 12,2005 and she died Febuary 8,2005 at birth she only weighed 12 ounces... Read More

Hi my name is Mayela Solitaire, I am 20 years old and had a bad

Posted On Tuesday, August 16, 2005 By Michelle

Hi my name is Mayela Solitaire, I am 20 years old and had a bad case of Preeclamsia on my first and only pregnancy! i started to gain weight very rapidly after my 30th week later i found out i was spilling a lot of protein, the first time i got my urine checked i had 150mg that became 500 in a couple of days, i was put in the hospital for 2 weeks, because i started to get horrible headaches and my blood pressure was 200/110 the day i delivered my son i was only 32 weeks and if i would of waited any longer we could of died. Sebastian was born on March 2, 2005 and he weighted only 2lbs 13oz and he was breathing on his own his nick name was the "miracle baby" because he was such a good... Read More

I was due Oct 16th of 2003. Things seemed to be going well at first.

Posted On Wednesday, January 07, 2004 By

I was due Oct 16th of 2003. Things seemed to be going well at first. The baby was growing and moving. I started to notice my body to be kinda swollen. My famliy said I was fine and I was just over reacting. Till I started to get these really bad headaches. I went through the whole weekend with these horriable headaches. Finally that sunday night I stayed up all night just crying praying they would go away. But they stayed. I finally called my doctor that morning and told her I needed to come in. That morning they took my blood pressure and tested my urine. My nurse came back and said they were wanted me to go to the local hospital and be checked for preeclampsia. I never heard of this so... Read More

i have 2 healthy daughters but with both pregnancies i had preeclampsia. My first pregnancy

Posted On Thursday, March 04, 2004 By Kasi

i have 2 healthy daughters but with both pregnancies i had preeclampsia. My first pregnancy was not as severve althought, the hypertension and increase in protien in the urine were present. I also began to have edema and weight gain from the edema in the last month that was severe. My second pregnancy was much worse. I had the above symptoms, plus i have the right sided pain about where my liver is. no one told me this was also a sign, I did not know myself until recently as i am doing some research as my daughter is now pregnant and starting to have headaches and her blood pressure is going up. I was on mag sulfate IV for both of the labors but with my second daughter they kept me on it... Read More

I'm home from the hospital, finally, I got back 5 days ago. The traumatic experience

Posted On Monday, March 07, 2005 By

I'm home from the hospital, finally, I got back 5 days ago. The traumatic experience I went through I will never forget! It was Febuary 19th, about 11pm. I was studying for a class I was about to start online. Everything seemed perfect, seemingly-I had just gotten married January 18th, I have two beautiful children 6 year old Drianna and 20 month old Philip Jr. And as I said I was about to embark on my education.After my quad-screen test done some weeks earlier I had already been warned that my baby was suffering from Intrauterine Growth Restriction because his placenta was dysfunctional, and that put me at risk for pre-eclampsia. But my Doctor said Pre-eclampsia would most likely occur... Read More

I am 23 years old and was a student when I found out I was

Posted On Sunday, May 29, 2005 By Melinda

I am 23 years old and was a student when I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I thought it would be easy and a piece of cake. But I was sick the entire time I was pregnant. Towards the end of my pregnancy I just got worse everyday. I started swelling in my hands, face, feet and legs. I had also been having headaches and seeing spots. My OB office had 7 partners and near the end of my pregnancy they were requesting I make appointments with some of the different doctors in case they were on call the night I delivered. The first week my blood pressure was 137/100. I asked the doctor why my blood pressure was so high and she blew me off. I also asked why I was so swollen. She... Read More

Hello, I am the mother of 4 children. My last baby was certainly the hardest

Posted On Monday, April 25, 2005 By

Hello, I am the mother of 4 children. My last baby was certainly the hardest on my body and his. My mother had died May 17,1997 and on June 17th we found out a baby was on its way. A bit of a surprise but never the less loved. I craved CHEESE and I could not get enough of it. In my last 2 months of pregnancy. I had gained 41lbs and with all my other babies only 25lbs, I felt swollen and I had this DULL headache that would not go away. My husband said I started to not make sense. We had figured the stress of loosing my mom and my dad was dying and did die 3 weeks before my baby was born. The routine check ups kept saying my blood pressure was up and I was showing protein in my... Read More

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