From "textbook pregnancy" to eclamptic seizure
Posted On Tuesday, May 08, 2012 by Cathy
The doctors described my pregnancy as textbook. I wondered why I had to go in so often when everything was going so well. I never experienced high blood pressure, the symptom I most closely associated with preeclampsia.
I too was surprised and shocked by my eclamptic seizure
Posted On Sunday, May 20, 2012 by michelle
I too was surprised and shocked by my eclamptic seizure, which occurred less than 1 min post delivery of my beautiful and healthy baby girl. With absolutely no signs & symptoms of PE i too had a text book pregnancy and loved being pregnant with not a worry in the world. My now, 4 year old daughter is an only child & that is for only 1 reason; the fear, concern & worry i have about this happening again. My Husband and family support has been fantastic which has lead us to the decision of baby no 2. Also with the research, stories and advice this site has provided me i feel as though i might be TTC at the end of the year. I will be seeing my midwife and doc before conception and taking on board all their advice as well as being very cautious this time round.
I don't understand why, if PE happens so often in pregnancies then why had i never been given any information ect by my doc or midwives. Perhaps i was a little naive to think that ultrasounds and tests given during my pregnancy was all the medical information i needed leading up to birth. With all the books i read on pregnancy, babies and labor I never came across PE, and that shocks me.
I really related to your story thanks for sharing it, All the best :)
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