When I was pregnant with my twin boys I developed HELLP syndrome.
I have written many posts about my journey. I didn’t feel like I could do anything but HELLP for the letter H.
For those that are new to my blog, HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening pregnancy complication which usually occurs during the later stages of pregnancy, or sometimes after childbirth. To find out more about this please see an earlier post.
To follow my journey with HELLP syndrome, please click here.
So far, I have documented right up until the boys’ first few hours. This is just the start of my journey and the next stage is documenting what happened when I was incredibly ill in hospital. This chapter will be coming up in May when I have completed the A to Z Blogging Challenge. This is going to be pretty hard for me to write, but the thing that I always bear in mind is that I walked out of that hospital with two amazing little boys in my arms. I was lucky. I have spoken to many people who have not been able to say the same.
In January, I decided to start my Double the Monkey Business blog and I decided to start writing about my journey with HELLP. Two things have happened since. First, I have felt like it has been therapy to me, it has really helped me come to terms with everything that has happened. Second, I have spoken to many other ladies that have also had HELLP syndrome. As someone who had never heard of this before I was diagnosed with it, it is interesting to speak with others who have been in the same position. I feel like this syndrome is far more common that I had first realised.
Ultimately, I hope to raise awareness of HELLP syndrome through my blog. If I help just one person, then it will all be worthwhile.