I was very happy with all the
doctors and nurses and the attention that I received but when I think what
might have happened i do feel that they should have discovered the problem
Throughout my pregnancy I was told that my
baby would be small but I didn't know why.
At 36 weeks I developed severe upper back pain
and went to the hospital. I was told that there was protein in my urine
but that it was probably a water infection and that I should go home. The
pain went away and recurred at the end of the week and so I returned to
While on a monitor I was told that the foetal
heart rate had dropped and that i would need an emergency section or that
my baby would die. The section was carried out and I had a 4lb 8oz
baby boy who we called Connor Jay.
About an hour later I had a routine blood test
and it was then that they discovered that I had Hellp as my platelets were extremely low, I was fitted with drips and
taken to intensive care where I needed 4 pints of blood and platelets.
I was given morphine for the pain and had to have antibiotics four times
daily and liver function tests every day.
After two days I was well on the way to recovery
and taken to a normal ward. The doctors were extremely impressed
with my recovery as they don't see many cases and one doctor said that
most patients usually get a lot worse before they get better. Natalie Long
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