My HELLP Syndrome Story

Post On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 By Haylee

My HELLP Syndrome Story

When I found out I was pregnant, it was the happiest moment in my life. It's crazy how you can never think about starting a family and then that pregnancy test pops up positive and then thats the only thing you can imagine for your future. I was due on August 1, 2016. We found out I was having a baby girl. I feel like that's every mother's dream come true, a little princess to call my own. I started going to my OB at 8 weeks. Every appointment was wonderful, my sweet Olivia was growing big and strong and I was healthy. I hit 23 weeks and I started to experience "heartburn" or so I thought. In fact the second day I had it, it got so severe I was rushed to the ER. That night is still such a blur. I was in so much pain, fading in and out all night. My doctor kept mentioning preeclampsia, and I was so out of it I didn't know what was going on. I was rushed to another hospital that dealt with high risk pregnancies. I hadn't slept all night, I was still in so much pain when a doctor came in and told me they had to deliver my baby because I was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome. I was shocked and scared. The very place where she was supposed to be safe was killing us both. My liver was shuttting down, and my family was told I only had hours to live if they don't get her out now. My sweet Olivia was born on April 5, 2016. She was so early and every moment out of my tummy she fought to stay alive. We lost her 4 days later on April 9,2016. It was the hardest day of my life, and it's a struggle everyday. I healed fine on the inside and out, but my heart is breaking for my baby girl who didn't get the life she deserved. This happened to me so fast, and I had no chance to prevent it. It's a struggle to not sit there and question myself everyday, if there was ANYTHING I could of done? I had no knowledge of preeclampsia or HELLP Syndrome before this happened, but now I want nothing more than to raise awareness for other women, and to let others going through this know they are ot alone. My daughter was the most beautiful human I have ever laid eyes on. She had the tiniest hands and feet, and the most perfect nose I have ever seen. She stole my heart and I will love her forever. She was here for only a short time, but she brought out so much love in everyone she came in contact with. And I want nothing more tha Livi's story to live on forever. Rest in peace Olivia Rhea, the prettiest little angel in heaven.

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Posted On Monday, November 30, -0001 By BARBARA

oh my God! I had a similar story like yours, I was very scared and today I can't believe that I am alive.. 


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