second pregnancy first time preeclampsia

Post On Monday, May 02, 2016 By Stacy Smith

second pregnancy first time preeclampsia

My first pregnancy I had gestational diabetes. My second pregnancy I had pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. It was the scariest time of my life.  I didn't know I had it until I was admitted to hospital and transferred to a hospital with a level III NICU. My baby was born six weeks early and we had to leave her in the NICU when I was discharged.  My pressure didn't go down after delivery and I was in and out of the hospital for several weeks. Finally I was put on some blood pressure meds that worked.  I've been on medication for eight years and probably will be for the rest of my life.  I still have strong emotions when I see pre-eclampsia on tv shows or when I see a NICU. 

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