Baby Amaris' Miracle Mum shares the story of how a sudden spike in her protein levels, from 300 to 6000 meant the need for an early C-section.
"The pregnancy was going very well up until the day prior to the 30 week doctor visit. I started having a severe headache for 30 minutes, but I thought it was normal during pregnancy.
The day after, at a routine visit (exactly 30 weeks) I was diagnosed by my Obstetrician with pre-eclampsia. I had high blood pressure and high protein levels in my urine.
I found myself on bed rest at the hospital and the next day they reordered a urine test to see how much protein was still in my urine and to help decide whether I was going to continue the bed rest at home or at the hospital. The result wasn't even close to what I could've imagined! It went from 300, which was the maximum normal value, to my new count of 6,000! The doctor was now expecting to deliver the baby at any moment.
I was able to remain on bed rest for 8 days at the hospital before I needed a C-section. My baby was born 1,340kg at 31+1 weeks. She was born breathing but not all the time, so the doctors had to put her on an oxygen machine. She was a very feisty newborn.
We had our baby at the NICU for 67 days. Every day was different; one day she was doing great the next day not so much. The nurses and doctors were absolutely amazing - they helped us so much.
Finally, we have our baby home and thank God she is perfectly healthy. Those days were so difficult and I know exactly what you are going through, but just know that there's light at the end of the tunnel."
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