I was diagnosed with HELLP right before my labor was induced on May 8th 2015. I was around 38 weeks pregnant. I had no idea what HELLP was & had never heard of it before.
I had been feeling rather weak for a few days & a little nauseous. I felt like I couldn't breathe but thought that was from my baby kicking high. I went to the emergency room for chest pains. After I found out I had hellp I felt like I could have done something to prevent it. I felt like it was my fault.
My hellp story starts on the evening of May 7th 2015. I started feeling pretty bad around 5pm. I blamed it on just being close to my delivery date & chasing my 11 month old daughter around all the time. I was having chest pains & felt like I couldn't breathe. I texted my husband to let him know how I was feeling. He came home from work early & helped me with our daughter. After dinner I still wasn't feeling well so I called the doctor’s office. They said it could be heart burn & told me to take some tums & drink water. If I was still feeling bad in 20 minutes then I should go to the emergency room. 30 minutes went by & I still was feeling bad. I called my mother to come over to watch Isabell so my husband could take me to the hospital.