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 parents who have sent us their experience stories and thank them for allowing us to share.

If you would like to share your story, please complete a form here

Join our Patient Experience Volunteer list

If you would like to speak about your experience perhaps in a newspaper article or during a ‘parent story’ slot at one of our midwife study days we would love to hear from you. Your input is a an important way of spreading awareness about pre-eclampsia and the charity. Please complete the form here to be added to our volunteer database and we will contact you to chat about how you could be involved. Thank you.

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 […]
January 28, 2021

Khilna’s story featured in Chat magazine helping hugely to raise awareness of pre-eclampsia

Star of our 2020 Christmas campaign Khilna Shah, touched all our hearts when she shared her terrifying ordeal of sudden onset pre-eclampsia. We are delighted she […]
March 28, 2016

A couple’s courage and strength – Vijya and Priyesh

Vijya and Priyesh were devastated when, on 27th September 2012, baby Krishan was born sleeping due to pre-eclampsia. It was early May 2012 when they discovered […]

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