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Marsha's Story

Having lost one baby to antiphospholipid Syndrome when she didn't feel well at 24 wk. she was dismissed as having heartburn and sent home. HELLP surfaced this time and Caleb was born at 1pound. 

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My Body After Having HELLP

One question greatly discussed is what are or can be the lingering effects of HELLP?  Are my new health problems because I had HELLP?  Will my Blood Pressure ever go back to where it was before I had HELLP? The answer mainly lies in whether a underlying auto immune disorder triggered the HELLP or not. 

What are some of the complaints that woman have had post HELLP?

*Increased Headaches or Migraines
*Vision Problems
*Numbness in the face or other body parts
*Platelet Issues

Sure some of these problems could be coincidental but discussions among those who have had HELLP seem to notice and increase in these areas.  Again an underlying renal or auto immune disorder will also present with some of these issues.  Those who have experienced a very severe case of HELLP which involves stroke, infarctions or liver/kidney transplants will experience a whole different set of problems.

There are no studies out there that I am aware of that discusses the potential for the after effects of having HELLP.  I too have experienced numbness and vision issues since having HELLP.

Some literature I have come across has suggested that women who experience HELLP should have their kidneys and livers looked at periodically  to make sure they are functioning on the correct levels.

Since no real study has been done on women who have had HELLP and how their bodies are say 50 years down the line it is impossible to say what other effects there might be. 

Still looking for more HELLP information?  Check out the  HELLP Syndrome Birth Stories Page and leave or read a story.  Here you will also find up to date HELLP/Pre-E net articles and books.  You will also find WebRing information at the above listed url.

Introduction to PIH/HELLP

Signs of PIH/HELLP

Effects of HELLP on Mother & Child

Chances of PIH/HELLP in subsequent Pregnancies


My Body After HELLP

If you have an HELLP Syndrome story please take a moment to share it with us.  Please tell us what lead up to your having HELLP and what the outcome was and how you are doing today and whether you have had any pregnancies since having HELLP.
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Journals: Read the passages of moms who are going through or who have went through another pregnancy after having HELLP.
Julie's Pregnancy Journal
Amber's Pregnancy Journal

And now we have Heather's New weekly Journal! 
Currently at 10 weeks with her next pregnancy after HELLP.
Heather's Pregnancy Journal - Updated 9/28/00

While there is also the HELLP WebRing you can also leave your story here as well as have your site in the webring.
I am also now looking for Pre-Eclampsia stories.  If you only had pre-e please send in your story as well!
Are you a mom on bed rest for pre-e, are you a mom on your next pregnancy after having HELLP?  If so and you would be willing to do a weekly journal of your progress we would love to hear from you!  Email me at:
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