I was 28 weeks pregnant with my
first pregnancy when I started to experience severe headaches that would
not go away. I also had swelling of the face and hands but I was
being given steroid shots at the time and I just assumed it was from those.
I was also on oxygen and had been told that it could make your face swell
I went to see my doctor in the morning
and about 2-3 hours later I was taken by ambulance to the hospital closest
to us that was equipped with an NICU. I was given drugs to stop the
effects and about 5 hours later my daughter was delivered by c-section.
It's hard for me to remember a lot
of the details surrounding her birth. The medications that your given
are just awful. As I'm sure most of you know.
My daughter survived for 24 days
in the NICU. I was never able to hold her but me and my husband were
able to reach in and touch her and talk to her. I miss her terribly.
They didn't expect her to make it through the night but she was such a
The thought of trying to have another
baby is very scary to me now. I just hope that if we do have another
child I can make it through the pregnancy without HELLP Syndrome showing
I had shared my story on your
web site about my daughter Camryn ( my name is tricia) .
I just wanted to let you know
that we made it 32 weeks on this last pregnancy and I delivered my son
Ian by cesarean on Jan 17/ 2001 .
The only symptoms that began
to show were swelling and some headaches. The docs didn't want to chance
it so they delivered him early. he is now at home
after 6 weeks in the NICU
but is doing well.
Thanks again for having such
a great site.
Sincerly, Tricia Worley