HI, MY NAME IS SARA. I AM THE MOTHER OF A HEALTHY 9LB 13OZ BABY

Posted On Monday, December 16, 2002 By Maria

HI, MY NAME IS SARA. I AM THE MOTHER OF A HEALTHY 9LB 13OZ BABY BOY NAMED ISAIAH. HERE IS MY STORY: I CAME VERY CLOSE TO LOSING MY LIFE IN THE HOSPITAL THAT DAY JULY 23, 2001. MY PHYSICIANS DID NOT THINK MY ILLNESS WAS SEVERE ENOUGH TO HOSPITALIZE ME EARLIER. I GAINED 25 POUNDS IN A MATTER OF 2 WEEKS. MY ENTIRE LEG, RIGHT AND LEFT HAD BALOONED TO THE SIZE OF LARGE WATERMELONS. I COULD BARELY WALK. MY SKIN WAS TIGHT AN ITCHY AND VERY PAINFULL. I COULD'NT SLEEP ON MY BACK BECAUSE I COULD FEEL THE FLUID GOING TO MY LUNGS. I WOULD AWAKEN TO COUGHING AND DISTRESSFULL BREATHING. I WAS LITERALLY CHOKING ON MY OWN FLUIDS. THIS WAS IN JUNE. I FOLLOWED MY INSTINTS. I CALLED MY DR'S... Read More

My daughter Abby was born on March 7, 2002 and the two of us were

Posted On Saturday, May 31, 2003 By

My daughter Abby was born on March 7, 2002 and the two of us were discharged the next day with a clean bill of health. I noticed my legs and hands seemed pretty swollen but the nurses assured me that it was normal and would go away on it's own. For the next few days I felt ok - a little tired and sore although I was sure that was all normal. I was still puffy and swollen and none of my clothes - not even my biggest maternity would fit. I went to church on Sunday morning and felt horrible but wanted to show my new baby to everyone. We came home and rested during the afternoon. Sunday night came and I tried to sleep but everytime I would lay down flat I felt as if I were being... Read More

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

Posted On Thursday, November 07, 2002 By

I am 31 yrs old and still do not know or understand 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 was 37 1/2 weeks preganant and went for my routine visit with the hopes of inducing labor because my BP had been elevated , more so over the last 2 months of my pregnancy. I was to have a ultrasound and non stress test that day. I had been taken out of work 1 1/2 weeks proir to this appointment. My ultrasound showed no movement or heartbeat. I was told by the doctor that the lungs and heart had filled with fluid, and that my baby had died. My last visit was only 4 days before and my husband and... Read More

Miracles do happen. I was the preeclampsia. My name is Ingrid and I was born

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Ingrid

Miracles do happen. I was the preeclampsia. My name is Ingrid and I was born January 6, 1984 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL at 6:04am. I weighed 3 lbs 7 oz when I was born and was in an incubator for one month. I was scheduled to be born around the end of February but preeclampsia caused my mom, Stella Menendez to have me early, roughly at 36 weeks. Her water broke early and the placenta came out first, and no sign of me. She was rushed in for an emergency C-section. The hospital called my dad and said my mom had gone into early labor and was in very bad condition, they were going to try their best to save the baby. She actually had an out of body expereince, because she... Read More

My first pregnancy was ended early due to preeclampsia. I was 30 weeks pregnant when

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Emily

My first pregnancy was ended early due to preeclampsia. I was 30 weeks pregnant when I suddenly gained 10 lbs., my blood pressure shot up to 195/124, and I had an unbelievable amount of protein in my urine. The only symptoms I had was extreme swelling, and a couple of headaches. Other than that, I had no idea anything was wrong. I ended up being induced four days after being admitted into the hospital. It was a completely unexpected experience. My daughter was 3 lbs. 1/2 oz. and 15 1/4 in. She was in the NICU for 5 weeks. She is now 19 months old and doing great! My husband and I are expecting our second daughter. I am 26 weeks along, so the doctors are being extremely cautious... Read More

My story starts out even before I was pregnant. Even before I wanted children.When

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 By Nicki

My story starts out even before I was pregnant.  Even before I wanted children.When I was younger I had a lot of problmes with my cycles.  Never coming at the regular 28 weeks and always with many cramps and pains.  I would usually miss 2 to 3 days of school each month due to my peroids.  My doctor though it best to put me on Depo Provera to reduce my pain.  He also said that because of my extreme endometriosis having children would be a struggle if I was ever able to have them at all.Fast forward to August 2006I have been scheduled to have surgery to remove my endometriosis. I am laying on the hospital bed before surgery and the nurse asks... Read More

I had preeclampsia 3 times, When they discussed it at our birthing class and said

Posted On Wednesday, October 04, 2006 By

I had preeclampsia 3 times, When they discussed it at our birthing class and said how rare it was I did not pay any attention. Two weeks later I found out. I want to my regular doctors appt and my BP was up, They sent me to the hospital for further observation. I was ok. I was at that point 32 weeks pregnant. They wanted to keep me over night so then moved me to a postpartum room where my BP was higher and before I knew it I was on my way to the University of Pennsylvania on mag sulfate where I remained for two days until they trying to induce me but that did not work. The baby's heart rate was dropping so they rushed back and did an emergency c section luckily I had already had... Read More

I do not know where to begin really, I guess I will start with my

Posted On Friday, October 13, 2006 By Sara

I do not know where to begin really, I guess I will start with my first pregnancy, I became pregnant with Jessica in July of 2002, the first 5 months were okay, I did have swelling but I thought that was normal, when I was 22 weeks, my BP started to climb, so I was put on modified rest, at 26 weeks it got worse and I was put on bed rest by 33 weeks, I was so swollen, and my BP was slowly rising and I felt sick most of the time, nausea, stomach aches, feet swollen and extremely tired all the time, I was hospitalized at 34 weeks, put on Labetalol, than protein appeared, the labetalol reduced BP for two days, than my BP went to 180/100, they called my doctor and took me over to L & D for... Read More

I was 33 years old and having our first child. I did everything that I

Posted On Wednesday, December 11, 2002 By

I was 33 years old and having our first child. I did everything that I was suppose to do and more. On Thanksgiving weekend in 2000 i started getting a severe cramp in my neck. I couldn't move it. And my legs began to swell. Someone told me not worry, i was only in my 22nd week of gestation. So i didn't. I did call my Dr. and he put me on med's thinking that it would be an infection of some sort. Two weeks later I went to see him and he had me put into the hosp. I was only 24 weeks along and there was the threat that my child would be dilvered and not survive. She was too small. The started the steriod shots and I was able to hold her for another 2 weeks. At 26-1/2 weeks of... Read More

When I was 18 I went to my normal doctor visit. I was feeling under

Posted On Friday, April 04, 2003 By

When I was 18 I went to my normal doctor visit. I was feeling under the weather. After the nurse took my blood pressure, the doctor came in and said I need to go to the hospital right now. He told me to not stop anywhere. I was so scared. The hospital wouldn't tell me exactly what was wrong. Just that I had high blood pressure and they were trying to get it down. I was in the hospital for about a week. My father had seen a little medical kit w/ preeclampsia on it. He looked it up and found out how serious it was. After a week I went to the University of Iowa city hospitals. Because they could not get my blood pressure down at all. They had me on heart medicine. I wasn't allow... Read More

I concieved my son on June 6, 2001. What a joy I was considered to

Posted On Sunday, March 02, 2003 By

I concieved my son on June 6, 2001. What a joy! I was considered to have a high risk pregnancy due to having ashma. I had great pre natal care and felt good throughout my first & second trimester. When it came to Chritmas 2001, I felt bad. I was advised this was normal pregnancy swelling. However at my 37 week check up (2/8/02) I was admitted into the hospital for observation. That is when "hell" was a place I felt I had experienced. 72 hours of it! I was finally induced at 5 AM on 2/11/02 and started laboring. I was able to progress to 7 cm and then given an epidural. After that, I was advised that for my health and my unborn childs, I would have to have a c-section. "Take me... Read More

On Feb. 15, 2004 I went into labor at work I was 26 weeks .

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 By

On Feb. 15, 2004 I went into labor at work (I was 26 weeks). They informed me that my cervix was soft. The doctors toyed with the thought of bed rest and finally when my work wouldn't help they did. I was on bed rest two days when I felt this strange pain at the top of my belly it hurt all day. I called the doctor and they told me to go to the hospital just to be safe. I took a shower before the ambulance came. Pain shot throughout my back and something started happening. When they got there my blood pressure was high. When we reached the hospital it was worst. We called at 7 pm. I was getting delirious. My stomached hurt. I was upset so they gave me... Read More

When I was only 14 I had my frist child Dominique, I came from a

Posted On Thursday, June 23, 2005 By

When I was only 14 I had my frist child Dominique, I came from a good home I made one mistake and got pregent and knew I should keep her, my Dr. in Bremerton WA was agenst teenage pregnacy and would make mean coments and discredit my conserns based on my being so young. At the end of my 8th month of pregnacy I started to have alot of sighns of preclampcia, I was so swoolen even my feet had strech marks on them! When my mother demanded me be tested for preclampica my Dr. tould me I was just getting fat and should not eat so much, when my water broke 9 days after my due date we got to the hospital thinking of all the happy memories that were aout to be made! Instead my mother was taken aside... Read More

At the age of 17, I was a trim and healthy 105 pounds I am

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Joy

At the age of 17, I was a trim and healthy 105 pounds (I am 5

I remember it being a Saturday, April 18, 2005, I remember getting up to prepare

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

I remember it being a Saturday, April 18, 2005, I remember getting up to prepare to go to work, feeling sick to my stomach I went to the bathroom all I could do was lift the commode an proceed to vomit. I had not so much as felt the need to do this throughout my entire pregnancy, this being my first pregnancy. So my husband and I just though maybe I was just getting a late start. I kept feeling sick during the entire time that I dress, so I ask my husband to take me to work that morning. This being a Saturday, I was the only one working in our department at the hospital. During the course of the day, I continue to feel sickly, but being that... Read More

I was progressing along in my pregnancy rather well, this was my second child but

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

I was progressing along in my pregnancy rather well, this was my second child but it was with my new husband. My older child was fathered by my first husband. I went to the doctor for my regular check up in October, which was approximately 2 months before I was due, so I started seeing the doctor every 2 months. At this point, they noticed that my ALWAYS normal blood pressure (120/80) had now been slowly moving upwards to 130/85 and seemed to be progressively getting higher and higher with each appointment in October. On November 4, I went to the doctor and my blood pressure was 140/90, they immediately put me on bed rest and told me to go to the hospital to have some specific tests run. On... Read More

My first pregnancy was a miscarriage at around the 10th week. My second pregnancy, beginning

Posted On Monday, October 02, 2006 By

My first pregnancy was a miscarriage at around the 10th week. My second pregnancy, beginning August 2003 and resulting in my daughter Claire, was immediately better in that I got nausea, so I knew my hormones were stronger. I wanted to have a home birth, so I hired a reputable midwife and met with her regularly. The first trimester was full of nausea and all of the normal symptoms of pregnancy. Beginning early in the second trimester I started getting almost daily migraines with the nausea. I

In October 2001, I was 19 weeks pregnant when I was admitted to hospital because

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By

In October 2001, I was 19 weeks pregnant when I was admitted to hospital because I was experiencing severe epi- gastric pain, and my blood pressure was elevated with the presence of protein in my urine and the level of my platelets was under 100. I was told that I would not be able to carry my baby to term and that there was nothing that could be done to prolong my pregnancy any longer. I had to have an immediate termination of pregnancy done. At 19 weeks of pregnancy my baby boy was born at 450 grams and I was devastated as there was nothing that could have been done to save him as I was too early in my pregnancy for him... Read More

My name is Rishika Krishna I am 28 years old and live in Durban, South

Posted On Friday, October 06, 2006 By Rishika

My name is Rishika Krishna; I am 28 years old and live in Durban, South Africa.   In October 2001, I was 19 weeks pregnant when I was admitted to hospital because I was experiencing severe epi- gastric pain, and my blood pressure was elevated with the presence of protein in my urine and the level of my platelets was under 100. I was told that I would not be able to carry my baby to term and that there was nothing that could be done to prolong my pregnancy any longer. I had to have an immediate termination of pregnancy done. At 19 weeks of pregnancy my baby boy was born at 450 grams and I was devastated as there was nothing that could have been done to save him as I... Read More

My doctor told me that i may be at risk for Preeclampsia. I've gained 25

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 By Diana

My doctor told me that i may be at risk for Preeclampsia. I've gained 25 pounds and im 28 weeks and dont know what to do.

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