I was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome at 36 weeks. I had never heard of HELLP Sundrome before.
About two weeks before I was diagnosed I had horrible pain under my rib cage, I of course attributed this to my little guy being up under my ribs. I went in for a scheduled OB appointment and had extremely high blood pressure and therefore was sent to the hospital to be monitored. My protein level in my urine was over 600 (normal levels are under 159). I had to have an emergency c-section but thankfully my son did not have to be sent to the NICU and was perfectly healthy being four weeks early! I felt pretty scared initially because everything happened so quickly. I was thankful to have amazing doctors and nurses caring for me and was surrounded by the love and support of my family which in turn brought me peace.