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Has anyone had this happen after giving birth?

I have had 5 pregnancies. My 3rd pregnancy I had pre-eclampsia and delivered at 31 weeks. After I was discharged, I developed a bad headache. We returned to the hospital the next day, where I was readmitted. I then seized, quit breathing, and spent time on lifesupport—4 days. And I spent 3 weeks in the hospital on IV meds. They found I also had endocarditis, bacteria on the heart. (I also have a heart condition and lupus) The think the infection came from a dental appointment. I had IV meds for another 3 weeks at home. My question is: Has anyone else had eclampsia this severe?

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lindseywhitaker

Asked by lindseywhitaker at 10:33 AM on Oct. 19, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • No, they delivered my girls before it got that far. My bp was 154/100 and I was just starting to get protein in my urine.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 11:09 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • Let me clairfy...I seized and everything AFTER I had given birth and been discharged. My BP had gone down and the protein stuff was better. (I got re-admitted)
    lindseywhitaker

    Answer by lindseywhitaker at 11:30 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • you are very lucky!! a girl that i was friends with had her daughter and was sent home ect... didnt go back right away had a sezuire at home and was on life support and in the end passed away!! she had preclampcia.. i think u are very lucky to still be around count ur blessings!!

    navywifemomkoch

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 1:21 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • Your seizure didn't come from the eclampsia...it came from the infection around your heart. You can't have those problems from eclampsia after the birth, birth cures it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • Actually, birth does NOT always cure it. Eclampsia can stay in your system for several weeks or even months, after you have given birth. I talked extensively w/my perinatologist (high risk specialist).
    lindseywhitaker

    Answer by lindseywhitaker at 8:30 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

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