the day i almost died...

As I lay on the hospital bed with monitors hooked up to me and machines beeping and squealing, I can't help but think of my friend who died just a few days prior...doing the same thing I'm doing now.  I. am. terrified.My nurse looks worried as she checks the numbers. The doctor walks in to check on me, and the look of concern on everyone's face is alarming to me. ...more

New Test for Preeclampsia Will Change the Lives of Millions of Women

Preeclampsia, a life-threatening pregnancy condition, usually comes on with little warning. Up until now, there was no way to predict whether the high blood pressure experienced by a large portion of pregnant women would develop into the more serious condition, necessitating the premature delivery of the infant, until the mother was already moving into dangerous health areas. But researchers at the University of Alberta have "uncovered an accurate way to predict whether a pregnant woman will develop pre-eclampsia, a dangerous condition that can kill both the mother and baby." ...more

I had preeclampsia with my first pregnancy 18 years ago, but didn't realize how dangerous it was ...more