my experience with eclamsia

Posted On Thursday, August 06, 2015 By Rachel

Almost a year ago I woke up in hospital to find that my baby had been born. I had, and still have, no memory the day she was born, or indeed the few days following.  I had three eclamptic seizures at 31 weeks pregnant. Hind sight is wonderful, but sometimes i do feel immense grief at the fact that none of my symptoms were picked up until it was too late.  I had had a normal and healthy pregnancy, traveled overseas and had low blood pressure throughout. At 29 weeks my blood pressure started to increase, and over the next two weeks more and more symptoms began to appear. ... Read More

my story angie

Posted On Tuesday, August 04, 2015 By angelie

Currently I'm in a hospital just being diagnosed with HELLP syndrome. It causes my kidney to stop functioning. Just worried about my condition. It's been days, but still no development... Can you help me please... What can I do to stimulate my kidneys to work again?

my PE story

Posted On Friday, July 31, 2015 By ruth

I had had a rough first trimester with lots of nausea, then at 15 weeks discovered my partner had been unfaithful a few years back - a really difficult time emotionally, just when I started to feel well physically. We worked through things with counseling, but I was still feeling very down a lot of the time. By 28 weeks I was having visual aural migraines every few days, which was unusual for me, but I had had them in pre-pregancy around period time and had also had one at 6 weeks. My BP was normal and I had no proteinuria so I just assumed migraines were hormonal. By 30 weeks I was feeling tired and 'spaced out' a lot, but thought was just late pregnancy... Read More

Janah Esther

Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2015 By ANA

2 de abril del 2014, Fui a mi cita de rutina, mis pies estaban hinchados no podía calzar zapatos, mis manos y cara estaban hinchados, había subido de peso 20 libras en un mes, tenia 33 semanas de embarazo, y la doctora no podía creer lo que estaba pasando la presión estaba alta, yo no sentía ninguna anomalía en ese momento, siempre tuve la presión mas baja que alta en todos mis chequeo, de inmediato me envió al hospital, cuando llegue la presión estaba mas alta, y me diagnosticaron preeclamsia severa, me pusieron cualquier cantidad de medicamentos para poder controlar la presión y poder suministrarme los inyectores que madurarían los pulmones de mi bebe, lograron mantenerme en... Read More

God Saved Us

Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2015 By kaleigh

March 25th 2015 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. She was born at 36 weeks, weighing 5 lbs and 17 1/2 inches long. Her original due date was April 16th 2015. It was the best and worst day of my life. I had a very easy pregnancy from the start. I never had morning sickness, mood swings, or high blood pressure. I had a very happy pregnancy. On March 25th 2015 I went to my regular 36 week doctor appointment. My blood pressure was 140/ 80 so my midwife went ahead and sent me over to triage at OU children's... Read More

Kelly's story

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2015 By kelly

My name is Kelly Warren and I'm from Thomas Co., Ga. I am 20 years old and I had preeclampsia during my pregnancy too. I had high blood pressure problems, swelling all over, tremendous weight gain, and protein in my urine. I was very sick. I would get dizzy from standing to long, and my feet would swell so big after standing for so long as well. Nobody in my family believed that I really was sick and didn't feel good, until I was hospitalized for 3 months before I delivered my baby boy. I fainted a few times in the hospital as I was going to get some test done for the protein count in my urine. It was the most scariest time in my life. My due date was originally... Read More

Severe early onset preeclampsia and my little girl was born at 25 weeks 2 days

Posted On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 By Vicky

We conceived in 2011 with delivery date being 15th May 2012. I was so excited to be pregnant. I knew I was pregnant when I was on holiday in Turkey with a friend and my period had not arrived. I did not particularly feel sick. When it came to about 10 weeks in pregnancy, I was getting a lot of fatigue. I stopped traveling a big distance to my partner, he did the commute to me. He took the pets. The fatigue starting affecting the housework. I was surrounded by all undone housework. I was also losing friends, as they were getting fed up with me, as I was not meeting them in town to go for a meal, as I was either late or still at home, asleep. They were not good friends, were... Read More

Como seguir

Posted On Monday, July 20, 2015 By Micaela

Tengo 29 años, estoy embarazada de mi segundo hijo/a. Mi relacion con la preeclampsia y hellp comenzo con mi primer embarazo. Nunca me imagine todo lo que vivi en el final del mismo, crei que nunca alguien podia vivir semejante experiencia en un momento tan magico como convertirse en mama por primera vez. Mi diagnostico gracias a dios llego tarde, en la semana 36 comenze con unos dolores en la parte superior de la panza, muy intensos. Fui a la clinica a controlarme, y me dijeron que solo era algo estomacal, y que tenia una infeccion urinaria, algo que para una embarazada es bastante normal. Me mandaron de nuevo a mi casa, a los pocos dias el dolor volvio, casi en la semana 37 ese mismo... Read More

Delivery nightmare

Posted On Monday, July 13, 2015 By maritza

I was 19 years old when I got pregnant with my son, now 2 years old. Everything was normal in the begining of my pregnancy. At 28 weeks, I noticed a lot of swelling but didn't think anything of it. At 34 weeks, I had an iron infusion and when they checked my BP it was 150/80, so after my infusion we went to my doctor. They did a stress test and checked for protein in my urine, then sent me home to take a 24hr urine test. The next morning I took the test to the hospital and went home. That night I got a call to come to the hospital: I was going to get induced. It didn't ,so they kept me on bed rest at the hospital. After 6 days in the hospital in bed, my BP was 186/92, so they... Read More

Surprised with Post-Partum Preeclampsia !!!

Posted On Friday, July 10, 2015 By mindy

I have learned so much reading others stories so I thought I would share mine...  Two years ago I welcomed my second daughter on June 6th.   The pregnancy went very well as did my pregnancy with my first.   I noticed both times that my feet remained swollen.   The second time though after a week after delivery they were still very swollen.  I tried to alternate short walks with resting and elevating my feet.   I even tried soaking them in tonic water!   After 11 days I noticed a pain in my chest when I would have deep breaths or whenever I would lay on my side.   I thought at first it was either because I slept wrong on... Read More

Scary Week After Delivery

Posted On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 By stephanie

I had my daughter Arianna on March 8, 2015. My pregnancy was a tough one. I had Gestational Diabetes and had to inject insulin 3 times a day. I also had excess fluid in my body which made me develop a pretty bad carpel tunnel syndrome ( I had 4 surgeries on my carpel tunnel after Arianna was born). I was never overweight and I NEVER had high blood pressure at all throughout my whole pregnancy. I went into labor on March 7th and on March 8th I had a C-Section and my beautiful, healthy 7Lb 12 Ounce daughter was born. As every mother knows, in the hospital stay following the birth of a baby, nurses routinely come in and check your blood pressure, temperature, etc.... Read More

2 Weeks Later - Please read my story

Posted On Thursday, June 18, 2015 By stephanie

Hello Everyone, my name is Stephanie and I thought I would share my story with you. On March 8th 2015, I delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl. My husband and I were over the moon in love and my son loved his baby sister from day one. I felt great and I couldn't wait to get  home and show her off to my family and friends. Now, if you have had a child before, you know the nurse comes in every 20 minutes to check your blood pressure, temperature and in my case my c-section wound. Everything was great and I was sent home after 3 days.  Day 1, my body went into shock when I got home from the hospital. It lasted for about an hour as my husband put 7 blankets on me and held me... Read More

My post partum preeclampsia story

Posted On Tuesday, June 02, 2015 By Emily

It's been almost two years since I had my sweet, chunky, amazing baby girl. She was my third child, so I thought I knew what to expect. Boy, was I wrong. I had a relatively uneventful pregnancy. I had morning sickness every waking hour until I was 17 weeks along. Around 32 weeks I started measuring a little too big in the belly so I went for an ultrasound. She was huge, albiet healthy. The Dr noted that there was an awful lot of amniotic fluid, but never made a big deal of it. Around 38 weeks I went for another ultrasound because my belly was still abnormally large. The Dr. suggested I be induced because she was so big and had so much amniotic fluid. I had never been induced... Read More

After effects of Preeclampsia ten years later

Posted On Saturday, May 30, 2015 By Adela

Have any of you experienced after effects of Preeclampsia and PUPP after pregnancy? I have had two children since, without any complications, such as Preeclampsia or PUPP, but I feel like my body has never fully recovered. My blood pressure has gone down, but it's little things that I've had to take many different kinds of medications for so I just wanted to know what y'all's experience has been. Thank you for your support.

Our Blessing of AARE

Posted On Thursday, May 28, 2015 By Duwanda

High risk with 3 previous c-sections and difficult deliveries in past, I was told not to having any more babies in the future because it is too risky. After 10 1/2 yrs of no pregnancies, we was definitely in the a surprise to discover we are pregnant. At 33 wks I was admitted and in severe pain. My bp 177/110 and my blood work did not look good, Platlets decreased to 19. I was diagnosed with severe HELLP sydrome, I required alot of assistance to prevent a stroke or/and seizure. With all the doctors was doing my symptons was increasing. My preparation for c-section was in progress. Our baby was 6 weeks early and her grow was slowing down due to her living in my adominal cavity. The... Read More

I was lucky

Posted On Thursday, May 28, 2015 By pamela

I became pregnant in 2013. I did not know I was pregnant until month 3 that I missed my period and I started getting sick. I had a lot of morning sickness. I would vomit a lot and I couldn't eat the foods that I use to eat. I wasn't attracted to no sorts of foods. The only thing I could say I liked were fruits: I was in love with grapes and bananas and they did not make me feel sick. I would have to visit the emergency room very often, for reasons like my baby wasn't moving, I would start vomiting at 1pm and it would be 230am and I will still be vomiting so I would have to get shots to stop the vomit and also Rogan was injected to me. No one would believe I... Read More

Will always wonder what really happened

Posted On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 By Brittney

 I always felt that something was off during my pregnancy but was assured by my doctors that everything was fine until that awful but wonderful day happened.  It was the day before Easter, March 30th, 2013 when I was 27 weeks and three days pregnant with my daughter. My husband and I were with family and he had just proposed to me. We were all overjoyed and heading to what we thought would be a normal check up. It was my first pregnancy and earlier  in the pregnancy everything seemed normal except I never really felt her move in my belly, when I asked the doctors they said it was... Read More

Prenatal education is key!

Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2015 By Kelley

At 24 weeks of my first pregnancy, I exhibited all of the classic symptoms of preeclampsia. I just assumed these symptoms were typical with pregnancy. My prenatal care provider at the time somehow didn't recognize them neither and by the time I was diagnosed, I was very ill. I was hospitalized for a week and a half before I needed a cesarian section at 28 weeks. My heart lit up when I came across this foundation, now 8 years later because it proves that more mom's can be educated on this very serious illness. My story didn't end at delivery. After 9 months in the NICU, I was finally able to bring my little boy home! I made a promise to myself, as a nurse and a mom to share... Read More

Paige and Me

Posted On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 By Amy

I was 26 years old and 125 pounds when I became pregnant in 1996. I had very little morning sickness and for the most part, my pregnancy seemed to be progressing normally. An ultrasound revealed that the baby was a girl. My doctor was a young OBGYN who had a pleasant manner. At a routine visit to him in early February of 1997, he noted that my weight had escalated considerably from my last visit. I was at about 24 weeks gestation. He told me to contact his office immediately should I notice or feel anything unusual. On Thursday, February 13, after dropping my husband off at work, I decided to go shopping. I was aggravated that nothing fit comfortably... Read More

Messiah's Story; My battle with preeclampsia

Posted On Sunday, March 29, 2015 By stavona

On Febuary 1,2015 I went through the most horrific thing a woman can go through. I was 6 months pregnant (26 weeks to be exact) with a baby boy. My boyfriend and I were overly excited and already planning for Messiah's arrival. I could see the joy in my boyfriend's eyes when he found out we were having a boy. I didn't care, girl or boy, I prayed everyday for a healthy baby and an easy delivery. I had a miscarriage a few months before at 13 weeks, So I felt extremly blessed to have made it to 6 months with this pregnancy. Every day I feared something would just go wrong with this pregancy too, and I guess the feeling I had was real. I didn't have high BP until I became pregnant,... Read More

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