To all those Mums and Babies who have suffered this life changing experience may I as a Mother/Grandmother offer my sincerest and heartfelt good wishes to you all. I can only speak from my experience of having watched my own daughter go through this traumatic time. I cannot tell you the heart ache of watching your child put up a tremendous fight to save the life of her child, the turmoil of emotions, the fear, the admiration at her courage, and the constant worry that she will crack under this enormous strain is a time of great stress for all the family, We could only hold together and try be strong for Mum and Baby, I do not know how we got through those long months together in hospital, as each day brought new dangers we feared that she could not take much more. As her Mother I was deeply concerned for her well being, as well as our Grand daughters, I do not know to this day how she coped but she got her ‘reward’ in the beautiful daughter she was finally able to take home, Of course she is and always will be ‘our little miracle’ but my real miracle was seeing my little girl put up such a tremendous fight for her child. It was for me the time when I realized my daughter was a woman and a mother.
The pre-eclampsia was such a bombshell, especially as my daughter was a nurse! It never occurred to us that she would be unaware of any serious complications, and up until then she had been so happy at the prospect of her own little family. It has since become very clear that this condition was not ‘widely’ known! And I am so saddened when I hear of other young mums facing these same traumas, and especially those who ‘lost the fight’ you are very special people, and only those who have stood where you stand can understand the heart ache. I thank god every night for our little miracle, and ask for his loving strength for all of you. And your families. A grateful Grandmother, and Grandfather.