Preeclampsia & HELLP Mommies

This is for mom's who have had to give birth or have emergency c-section due to Pre Eclampsia or HELP. To chit chat about our stories and give advice to other mom's that are currently experiencing it or trying to avoid it. Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby. It is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. Swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision are important symptoms; however, some women with rapidly advancing disease report few symptoms. Typically, preeclampsia occurs after 20 weeks gestation though it can occur earlier. Proper prenatal care is essential to diagnose and manage preeclampsia. HELLP Syndrome and eclampsia are other manifestations of the same syndrome. It is important to note that research shows that more women die from preeclampsia than eclampsia and one is not necessarily more serious than the other. Please join us!

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After effects of HELLP Syndrome?

I was just wondering if anyone has been experiencing the same problems that I've been having after HELLP. I was 32 weeks pregnant and had an emergency c section on April 22 of...

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Post Partum Pre Eclampsia

My story: After giving birth to my son, we noticed in the hospital that my feet were swollen about three times their normal size. I couldn't even fit into the socks I had been...

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mothers with eclampsia

I am a mother who had pre-eclampsia with my first child, and pre-eclampsia with my secodn that turned in to eclampsia. I was wondering if anyone that experienced seizures while...

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need answers A.S.A. plz

Can you please send me the side affects and everything else y'all know about pre eclampsia. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You So Very Much....

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pregnancy after pre-e stillbirth

In jan 2013 I developed pre-e at 22 weeks with my first son, unbeknown to me , I had swollen feet which due to it being christmas, being extremely hot and me being a chunky...

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What symptom gave it away?

Was there any one symptom that told you something was wrong? Or was it a multitude? My biggest signal I think was how dizzy I was getting. My eyesight was progressivly getting...

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What's your story?

My name is Tara and I have one child, Grady Paul. He was born 9.5 weeks early due to my developing Preeclampsia. He weighed 3 pounds 14 ounces and was 15 inches long. He still...