well my problems started but i didnt relate them to being pregnant as i had

Posted On Tuesday, January 27, 2004 By Heidi

well my problems started but i didnt relate them to being pregnant as i had no idea i was....id been having periods as regular and put on slight weight but not enough to think i was expecting..looking back now i see all the signs of pre-eclampsia the headaches,puffyness,heartburn but never linked them.anyway on sept 5th i awoke with sliglty puffy eyes but thought as i hadnt slept well maybe that was why.i then went into labour but not knowin it was labour took a bath and the pain went away until i got out the bath and felt n urge to push and out came a 8lb baby boy! i got took to the hospital in complete shock as were the rest of my family but my blood pressure was dangerously high unknown... Read More

April 27th,I was just going in for my last routine visit with my OBGYN before

Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2004 By antionette

April 27th,I was just going in for my last routine visit with my OBGYN before moving the next day. As the nurse was writing down my blood pressure she asked me how my head-ache was. I was shocked that she knew I had this head-ache. She lied me down on my left side and turned down the lights and said "just rest while I get the doctor." The Doctor came in and checked my blood pressure three more times before he told me that I would not be leaving Rochester until I had this baby. What I had was called preeclampsia and that I was to head to the hospital and was not to worry. He also didn't really wanting me to drive my self there even though it was 2 blocks away. But he sent me on my... Read More

I am sharing this story today with everyone in order to come to terms with

Posted On Friday, August 20, 2004 By

I am sharing this story today with everyone in order to come to terms with what happened 7 years ago. Until recently, I did not deal with these feelings I experienced back then, mostly because I did not feel I had the time with a new baby, but most likely because it was too frightening to do so. I am considering having another child, but have been forced back to deal with the experience I had back then in order to move forward now,if possible. My pregnancy seemed normal up until the last trimester. Towards the end, I began to "swell" everywhere - I could not wear my shoes even. I was rather active though, and ice skated up until the very end. I am also an RN but obstetrics is not my... Read More

my story started late in my pregancy.I was pregant with my third child, with a

Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2004 By

my story started late in my pregancy.I was pregant with my third child, with a seven year gap between my last child and then this child.I was scared from the first moment I found out I was expecting. For some wired reason I had a bad feeling that something was going to happen. I went over what If's with my husband.I had no problems an any other pregancy Execept an etopic I had.But all and all this pregancy was going good! exept that strange kinda feeling I had. It in my 34 1/2 week I was really starting to feel like my son was going to come early, I had went a week earlier to labor and dilvery for early contractions but they stoped.But it was a Thursaday i remeber going in for regular... Read More

I went to my regular 4 week visit with my OBGYN doctor I was 26

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 By

I went to my regular 4 week visit with my OBGYN doctor I was 26 weeks pregnant my blood pressure was 120/100 I had no swelling, my babies heartbeat was strong and I was told everything was going well, two days after I left the doctors office my feet and hands began to swell so bad I had to wear house slippers to work. I called and spoke with the nurse she stated she was going to check my urine and call me back, once I heard back from her she advised me there was a little protein in my urine but not enough to be that concerned about she suggested I cut out salt and high sodium foods as much as possibly I took her advice which was not easy because besides veggies just about everything had a... Read More

On Valentine s Day 2003 my husband and I discovered that we were expecting our

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 By

On Valentines Day 2003 my husband and I discovered that we were expecting our second child. We were thrilled, but our joy was tempered with concern, as our 2-year-old daughter had been born at 35 weeks due to complications of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. As it turned out, the two pregnancies were a study in contrast. While my first pregnancy had been relatively easy up until the final weeks, this time around I felt terrible almost from the beginning. I suffered from nausea, dizziness, and fatigue for the first trimester. When I reached the second trimester, I was still tired all the time, I got an itchy, red rash over most of my body, and I began suffering from hemorrhoids.... Read More

hi, I missed my date i am about 26 days late on my periods. I

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2003 By

hi, I missed my date & i am about 26 days late on my periods. I carried out home pregnancy test thrice & every time it was negative. Usually my cycles are regular. Niether I am suffering from any stress nor i have travelled in last 2 months. Can you tell me whether still there are chances of pregnancy?

Hi my name is Kelli Magruder and I am the mother of a healthy 2

Posted On Saturday, August 30, 2003 By Amy

Hi my name is Kelli Magruder and I am the mother of a healthy 2 year old named Delaney. Although she is the joy of my life, it took alot of hard work to get her here. I had complications from the beginning, but my doctor never really considered anything was wrong. I had high blood pressure from the very start of my pregnancy, and hospitilaized from my second month, all the way through to my fifth month of pregnancy from extreme nausea and vomiting. I couldnt keep anything down. When I say anything, that includes all liquids, even water. I lost an extreme amount of weight and feared that I would lose my daughter. At my sixth month we had moved to Georgia, and the doctor that saw... Read More

I was 21 years old and looking forward to the birth of my first child...a

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 By Jessica

I was 21 years old and looking forward to the birth of my first child...a girl! This is my story. My first 2 trimesters were uneventful, really. I had no morning sickness and average weight gain. The beginning of the third trimester, I started to notice swelling in my face and hands. Soon after the swelling started, I noticed some intermittent numbness and tingling in my fingers. I notified the doctor of this swelling and numbness at my 6 month appointment. I was visibly swollen and had 3 months to go. But, my blood pressure was in the normal range so the doctors werent worried. The numbness and pain were attributed (by the MD's) to carpel tunnel syndrome. I continued with my... Read More

My pregnancy started out quite normally, I am told. It was my first pregnancy, so

Posted On Wednesday, February 04, 2004 By Tonja

My pregnancy started out quite normally, I am told. It was my first pregnancy, so all I could do was rely on the stacks of pregnancy guides and the well-meaning intentions of others. I had persistent nausea that caused me to nibble on saltines all day long, which probably was the reason for a ten pound weight gain before the end of the first trimester. I was approximately 30 pounds overweight upon conception, but otherwise active and healthy. I was tired, and more emotionally fragile than usual. Still, by the end of the trimester, I had completed the babys room, told co-workers and friends about our pending new arrival, and had already dreamed of prom night for this precious child. I... Read More

I'd like to start by saying how happy I am that there is a site

Posted On Saturday, February 28, 2004 By Beverly

I'd like to start by saying how happy I am that there is a site for us. Now with that said here's mine and Lola's story. I was told from the age of 18(Im 27 now)that I would not beable to get pregant due to having PCOS. That was enough to "kill"me right there;but I never gave up the faith and hope that one day I would prove my dr. wrong. Well;in 2000 I met and married the man of my dreams that I knew would be the father fo my child. We had some up's and downs when it came to talking about children(due to him not wanting any)but after a looong talk we finally agreded that if it happened then it happened. In Feb of 2001 I missed my period. that was it I just knew that we were... Read More

On the morning of April 11th 2002 I awoke at 6:00 A.M. with abdominal pain

Posted On Sunday, October 26, 2003 By

On the morning of April 11th 2002 I awoke at 6:00 A.M. with abdominal pain and was not sure whether or not I was in labor. I was expecting contractions and this pain was definitly not coming and going. I told my husband he better stay home because something was happening. I was confused with this pain this was my first baby. I was trying to time it like I had read and learned about in the birthing classes. Something was wrong. At around 8:00 A.M. I called my doctor's office and got the answering service. I explained my symptom (constant cramp for 2 hrs.) they talked to me like I was an idiot. I finally got in touch with the mid wife and explained my symptoms again to her. She asked me if... Read More

I don't even know where to begin my story. Today, October 25, 2003, was to

Posted On Saturday, October 25, 2003 By

I don't even know where to begin my story. Today, October 25, 2003, was to be my son's due date. On February 12, 2003 I saw two pink lines - I thought for sure I was seeing things. My husband and I had been trying for a couple months but, I just couldn't believe it actually happened. The following day I went to the doctor and had it confirmed with a blood test and on Valentine's Day, I told my husband that he was a daddy. My pregnancy was so "easy" that I used to joke with people saying that, I won't believe there's anything in there until I see it. I never had morning sickness, was never really fatigued - I felt good. I was lucky enough not to be working so, I got to spend all... Read More

On Christmas Day, 2000, My husband and I found out that we were expecting our

Posted On Monday, January 12, 2004 By

On Christmas Day, 2000, My husband and I found out that we were expecting our first child. We were due the middle of September! During the following months, I stayed active, watched my diet, and did everything I was supposed to do to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. My job, however, was very high-stress and I could seldom take days off, and my husband was very busy trying to start his own business. After I left work in the evening, I would help him for a few hours each day and then all day on the weekends. It was a hectic pace. Still, the pregnancy went smoothly and I never really experienced any of the aches and pains common to pregnancy. It never crossed my mind that I could have... Read More

On May 9,2003 I went to see my Midwife for my now weekly prenatal check

Posted On Monday, November 24, 2003 By Charlie

On May 9,2003 I went to see my Midwife for my now weekly prenatal check up. I had at that point had some elevated blood pressure but was reassured that it was nothing to be worried about. On the 9th I went feeling fine just a little fatigued like most pregnant women, the nurse took my blood pressure and from her face seemed concerned. She took me on back to a room to await my Midwife. The first thing my Midwife did when she came in the room was take my blood pressure again. She asked me to lie down and turn on my left side to see if that would make a difference. The Midwife began asking me about my vision and if I had been having headaches and other things that she hadnt normally asked... Read More

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

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