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Australian Birth Stories

Jan 21, 2019

Tarryn developed preeclampsia very early at just 19 weeks. Her symptoms began with severe swelling.  She continued to brush her symptoms aside as most of her symptoms were listed as standard in pregnancy. She had a blood test done and her blood pressure checked and she came back clear. 


At 23 weeks Tarryn developed a strong muscular pain between her shoulder blades. She also put on 5kgs of fluid over two days and felt incredibly uncomfortable. She tried to drive herself to the hospital and after having to stop several times along the way she called an ambulance and was taken to the Gold Coast hospital.


On arrival, she was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia and HELP syndrome and she was transferred to the Mater hospital as they said she would need to deliver at 24 weeks.


To hear more about what unfolded for Tarryn and how she went on to have three more little girls tune into this weeks episode.