I am still recovering from the
hellp syndrome and spent the first two months in a wheel chair too week
My name is Jennifer Springstead and I was diagnosed
with hellp syndrome at 37 weeks. My son was very sick when he was
born (Feb. 10 1998). He was born with a cancer in his liver called
neauro blastoma. He spent his first month and a day in intensive
care. I am happy to say that he and I are both doing well.
I gave birth to my son vaginally. I am very
lucky that we are both
alive. I wasn't putting protein out in
my urine until I went into
labor. I first started to swell at about
seven months. I also had flu
like symptoms during my third tri mester ( vomiting
and diarrhea). I
had some vaginal bleeding during my first tri
mester and thought I was going to miscarry.
Gregory is my second child fifth pregnancy.
I had three miscarriages and a daughter born Feb. 10 1996. My daughter
was a healthy 11 pound baby and my pregnancy was perfect. I am still
recovering from the hellp syndrome and spent the first two months in a
wheel chair too week to walk.
I am interested in sharing my story with others
and hearing others'
stories. Maybe someday hellp syndrome can
be prevented. I don't know where to begin.
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