Then: HELLP, I am huge

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Pregnancy with twins, how hard can it be I asked myself?

Morning sickness. That was fun. Whoever called it morning sickness was lulling us into a false sense of security. I will only be sick in the morning, 12:00 will come along and it will fade away until tomorrow. Ha Ha HA! Let me tell you there was no morning sickness with me. I had morning, noon and night sickness, constantly, for 5 months. This did have its perks, I did lose weight during these months, all put on again, and some, of course.

How big can I get?

I can tell you now, big! Bigger than I could ever have imagined. Bigger than a big person on a big day. Bigger than Mr Big… you get the idea…

Towards the end, the bump was so heavy I had to get out of bed to turn over as I felt like I was being crushed every time I turned. I have a photo taken outside the London Eye a week before the boys were born and I am unrecognisable, I look like the elephant man. I was swollen everywhere.

Tiredness – wow that was a killer, I was incredibly tired all the time. Towards the end I had to lie down after a shower as my heart was beating quickly and I could see black spots swirling around randomly, I was shattered.

oh and I had a weird pain, like a stitch, on my upper right side.  It never went away.

As it turns out the swelling, the black spots, the pain and the tiredness (to that degree) was not normal. I didn’t know it at the time.

My midwife told me I was fine.

Nothing prepared me for what was to come…

HELLP Syndrome: The Facts


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  1. February 2, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Gosh, the symptoms seem like things women regularly experience in pregnancy, with a few exceptions. That and the fact you had not experienced a twin pregnancy before and put your feelings of pain and tiredness down to that… No wonder you didn’t know you were so ill!
    x Alice

    • February 2, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      It was a bit of a shock at the time, feels a little unreal now when I think back on it. X

      • February 2, 2016 / 6:06 pm

        Difficult things are often like that I think – hormones, probably help 😉 x

  2. February 5, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I had ALL day sickness too that never went away. What morning?? And HELLP…that must have been scary. A Twin pregnancy must have been hard. #abitofeverything

    • February 5, 2016 / 1:12 pm

      Most people I have met say they experienced it all day too. Not sure who made the name up but it is very misleading 🙂 x

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