Charlotte had no idea how ill she was when she suddenly developed dangerously high blood pressure at 31 weeks pregnant.
In her words:
I had a very healthy pregnancy up until 31 weeks. I noticed swelling severely with my feet, then one night I got up to use the bathroom and was struggling to breathe.
I was rushed to hospital were my blood pressure was 180/120 and I was told I would be delivering my baby that day. I was put on a magnesium drip and Beta Blockers and 12 hours later I was taken down for an emergency C-Section. They delivered our beautiful baby girl Leela who was 3lb 1oz.
She was whisked away into the NICU where she would be for the next 5 weeks.
Once my operation was over and I was in recovery I was given a cocktail of drugs. My blood pressure was spiking and was given Labetalol 4 times a day. Nifedipine twice a day and then Fragmin injections once a day for 2 weeks.
After 8 weeks Of being on medication I made a full recovery from my high blood pressure and we started our life as a new family.