Pre-eclampsia stories: Our Experiences of Pre-eclampsia

Sharing an experience of pre-eclampsia or HELLP syndrome can help with processing everything as well as being a way to inform others who are or have been affected by preeclampsia. Many women who suffered with pre-eclampsia and associated conditions can still need support  many years after their birth and they have told us that writing their story has often helped express those feelings. We are very grateful to the women who have sent us their experience stories and thank them for allowing us to share.

July 1, 2022

Dani and Cerys

“I’ve always been a planner. So it’s no surprise that as soon as I knew I was pregnant, I made a spreadsheet of the baby supplies […]
June 30, 2022

Brooke’s Story

Kody is my third baby. My first baby Jayden was born at 38 weeks, healthy pregnancy and birth, only suffering with low iron. Jayden weighed 6lb […]
February 17, 2022

Could you join a focus groups to help improve care for bereaved families?

We wrote to supporters recently about this bereavement support project and have had some responses to this request, thank you. Our researchers still need a few […]
May 6, 2021

Lottie’s Story

Lottie was very ill with eclampsia and pre-eclampsia when her son was born during the 2020 Covid Lockdown. Here is her story in her words: “I […]
May 5, 2021

Rachael’s story

Rachel began writing a blog following her devastating experience of HELLP syndrome and baby loss She was seriously ill with HELLP syndrome in 2020 and her […]
April 22, 2021

Kelly’s story

Kelly had what was eventually diagnosed as HELLP syndrome very early on in her pregnancy. 9 Years later, she still remembers how terrifying and traumatic it […]
April 21, 2021

Charlotte’s story

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 […]
April 21, 2021

Georgina’s story

As a paramedic, Georgina had a unique perspective when she developed pre-eclampsia. She instinctively knew when things were not right. In her words: Part 1.   […]
April 21, 2021

Rachel’s story

Rachel developed severe pre-eclampsia at just 25 weeks pregnant. She got in touch with APEC to help raise awareness. I lost my daughter in May 2019 […]
April 21, 2021

Helen’s Story

Helen suffered from pre-eclampsia in September 2018, her experience was terrifying and has taken her and her husband nearly 3 years to consider trying again. In […]
April 20, 2021

Joe’s story

Joe’s wife Gabriella was extremely ill with HELLP syndrome and he later contacted APEC for support and advice about the future. In his words: “In Dec […]
April 20, 2021

Tharshi’s Story

Tharshi’s son Kesavan arrived in the world in November 2020 after sudden onset pre-ecampsia ar 34 weeks. Here is their story in her words. My pregnancy […]

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