Hi my name is michelle i have suffered from preeclampsia once.Well let me begin i
Hi my name is michelle i have suffered from preeclampsia once.Well let me begin i have a 5 year old daughter that was born healthly 8pounds 6 ounces in 1997. I recently gave birth to a 4pounds 6ounces baby girl april 9, 2002. I was going to my doctor on all my visits explaining my problems of of my feet swelling,face it was so bad that i could not walk. my doctor said it was edema i said ok and kept my feet elevated and slept.
But in my 8th month i had real bad headaches and couldnot breathe at night. I went to the emergency room and they told me i had an urine track infection and that was all. They said baby was fine and so was i so i took there word for it.
Monday night i had a real bad headache so bad where i could not sleep i told my husband that i would go to the emergency in the morning so i told tylenol and still woke up with the headache. I took a shower and another tylenol and went to sleep and woke up and again to go to the emergency room as i was putting on my clothes i saw my hands shaking and trembling the times was 10:30 am i became sightless my leggs gave way and that was all i rember unitl i woke up at 1:30 pm.
I crawl to the bed and my lips and tongue was bleeding i knew i had a seizure. i call my husband we went to the emergency room and they gave me an emergency cecearan.
After the birth my daughter was fine but i had heart failure and the left side of my heart was enlarged. My lungs was filled with fluid. The doctors told me to never have anymore kids again. Its now been 5 months and i still dont feel my self.
i see the cardiologist about every 6 weeks to see how my heart is progressing. I had a real scarry ordeal and i dont never want to go through this again.
My daughter is doing fine so far everything a normal 5 month old would do no breathing problems or anything but the doctor said we have to wait atleast a year to see if it did any damage to her.
Thank everyone who listened or is listening to my story.
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...