Archive of ‘Positive pregnancy’ category

Breaking the Taboo of Traumatic Birth

I am all for women feeling in charge, in control, empowered and able to make their own choices about where and how to give birth to their baby. But what happens when the mother has no choice? Yesterday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued draft guidance stating that “women experiencing a straightforward […] Read more…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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