Preeclampsia Awareness Month.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

In my 24 years of life I have been faced with climbing many mountains and challenges. One of those was being pregnant at 15 years old. On my 36th week of pregnancy my blood pressure spiked and they found too much protein my urine. I was told I had preeclampsia. I have no idea what that was given the fact i was only 15. Just to come home and research to find out just how serious that this was. Fast forward 6 years I am married and pregnant with identical twin girls. The pregnancy was high risk being that they were mo-di twins but for my routine check up at 38 weeks they found my blood pressure was so high I was close to having a seizure. I was rushed into the L&D for monitoring. My husband had worked the night before so I went to the doctors by myself and I had the only car because the other car was in the shop. I called him well over 12 times but his phone had been off. Finally he got to the hospital and they were about to do my Csection because my BP was so high they needed to get the babies out. 8 weeks after my girls were born my blood pressure finally started to regulate again. I was scared for my life. My weight was the biggest factor of why my preeclampsia got to bad this past pregnancy. I try and tell all women about this so they are more prepared that I was the first time to see the signs and now how dangerous it truly is.
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    Thanks for sharing! I had severe preeclampsia and had high blood pressure that was close to me having a seizure as well.They did not have to perform a c-section because after they put me on a magnesium drip, my BP started to regulate. A year later I am still having issues with blood pressure. I am only 12 pounds over what weight I consider to be my healthiest, however my doctor says that even dropping a few pounds can make a huge difference in BP issues. I hope more women will become aware of this scary condition.
    2526 days ago
  • RCW0442EHS
    I'm glad you're choosing to share your story. I think people often overlook how important something as simple as awareness is in preventing and understanding these kidns of things. I hope not but even if you never know it, someone's probably going to read this and remember what you've written and it might just help save them when they find themeselves in a similar situation.
    2549 days ago
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