Archive of ‘Birth trauma’ category

HELLP syndrome: an acute condition with enduring impact

In mid-February 2014, I went to my routine 24 week community midwife appointment. I expected to out for about an hour, and carry on about the business of being pregnant. Little did I know, I wouldn’t return home for six weeks, and that appointment would change my life forever.  The midwife did the usual tests: my blood pressure is usually […] Read more…

HELLP Raise Awareness

I had to give birth to my beautiful son Hugo 16 weeks early due to HELLP syndrome and severe pre-eclampsia. This rare pregnancy complication nearly claimed my life, and took the life of my precious baby, Hugo. I had never heard of HELLP before my diagnosis, and my family and friends had not heard of […] Read more…

My HELLP symptoms

This entry is a companion piece to HELLP Raise Awareness. The blog describes my own experiences with the symptoms of HELLP. I hope it is useful to elaborate on how the symptoms can manifest themselves. It is in no way intended to be medical advice. If you, or anyone else are worried about symptoms during pregnancy, please […] Read more…

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