"I am from the UK and live in Leamington Spa. I haven't returned to work yet and am enjoying every minute with my little miracle. I'm married to a wonderful chap."
"I'd had a difficult pregnancy from the start- 24 weeks of horrible morning sickness, sciatica etc. At 28 weeks, I was diagnosed with severe gestational diabetes (requiring insulin injections before every meal). At 31 weeks, I was diagnosed with obstetric coleostasis and was required to spend a lot of time at the hospital being monitored for abnormal fetal movements.
At about 32 weeks, I started to feel terrible. At 33 weeks, after being admitted to hospital and being monitored for a few days, the hospital decided to give me an emergency c-section because I was showing signs of renal failure.
My son was 5lb 4oz born and after requiring some initial help with breathing, he was absolutely fine, although he was transferred to a larger hospital for precaution. In the hours after the c- section, I went downhill and progressed to having multiple organ failure, brain damage and hypercalcaemia ( fatally low calcium levels). My husband was told that the situation was very serious, that I was deteriorating quickly and that he should be prepared. I spent 6 days in Intensive Care and a further week in a private room on the regular maternity ward."