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by saffron
Sun May 03, 639868 6:49 am
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Downton Abbey
Replies: 8
Views: 12574

Re: Downton Abbey

It hasn't aired here yet, but I've been following the buzz on Twitter and Facebook. I'm planning to watch it tomorrow morning while the kids are at school.
by saffron
Fri Apr 10, 639868 3:45 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: My sister is in intensive care, I need your info/tips,please
Replies: 10
Views: 6150

Re: My sister is in intensive care, I need your info/tips,pl

Hi, I had HELLP syndrome with my second child - and was in the ICU for 6 days. I started out with eclampsia (seizures), which was then diagnosed as HELLP. I also developed pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), as well as sepsis. The HELLP syndrome began improving after 2 days or ...
by saffron
Thu Oct 07, 639576 9:13 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Looking for stories - Mom in ICU, preemie in NICU
Replies: 1
Views: 8087

Looking for stories - Mom in ICU, preemie in NICU

I'm looking for people to include in a story for the November PF newsletter in honor of Prematurity Awareness Month. My own son and I were separated for 8 days following his birth. He was born in a hospital without a NICU and was transferred to another hospital. I stayed in the hospital where he was...
by saffron
Wed Dec 14, 639560 2:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: I am new and have some questions :)
Replies: 26
Views: 8200

Re: I am new and have some questions :)

Hi Lisa, I had HELLP syndrome (and eclampsia) with my 2nd child. The vision problems and the brain fuzz are very concerning. I experienced both (and a nasty headache) before I went into eclamptic seizures. If your doctor is not giving you the answers you need, please have someone drive you to the ho...
by saffron
Sat Mar 12, 639560 11:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Reading about PE
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Reading about PE

I have a question for all of you... what pregnancy books did you read during your pregnancy? Would you recommend any in particular? Or recommend against any?
by saffron
Thu Mar 31, 639250 11:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What does it mean to be an "empowered patient"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: What does it mean to be an "empowered patient"?

I am bad at this, but circumstances conspired to lead me down the path to firing my original OB. He delivered my first son and there were no major complications. I took him at his word and didn't ask many questions. I agreed to a c-section at 39 weeks because my son was breech and I had developed br...
by saffron
Sat Jun 23, 639246 1:21 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Odd complications - eclampsia
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Odd complications - eclampsia

Hi, I have a perhaps bizarre question, but curiosity is getting the best of me. I wonder if anyone experienced any of the same complications that I did as a result of my bout with preeclampsia/eclampsia/HELLP... I think both of these were the result of the seizures - I tore my right rotator cuff in ...
by saffron
Sun Mar 05, 639234 1:42 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Any Los Angeles PE and HELLP syndrome survivors?
Replies: 9
Views: 11661

Re: Any Los Angeles PE and HELLP syndrome survivors?

I'm in the San Fernando Valley. Had HELLP syndrome with my second son in October 2006. I did the Promise Walk in San Diego last year, but am considering getting one going in the L.A. area.

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