HELLP – We Need You!!!

We need you!

Did you suffer from pre-eclampsia?

Did you suffer or suspect you suffered from HELLP syndrome?

Are you a partner or Grandparent and want to share your story?

If so then I would love to hear from you.

We need you!!

When I started this blog at the beginning of the year, my aim was to raise awareness of pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome through telling my story.  It seems like a long time ago now, since I first hit that publish button!

However, now I have told my story and I am looking for others to share their experiences.

You don’t have to be a blogger or writer. I am looking for anyone that wants to share his or her story.  I am happy to help write the story so don’t let that put you off!

If you are interested please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

I need you to help me spread the word, get your story out there and we can raise awareness together.

Interested?

Send me a message and we can take it from there, either:

Did you know?

  • Approximately 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies are affected by preeclampsia. This means that more than 6.6 million women worldwide suffered from this disease in 2002
  • Preeclampsia causes 15 percent of premature births in industrialised countries and it is the number one reason doctors decide to deliver a baby prematurely
  • Complications of HELLP syndrome – including placental abruption, permanent liver damage and acute renal failure – occurs in 25% of HELLP syndrome cases
  • 40% of HELLP babies are small for their gestational age
  • 10% – 20% of women with severe preeclampsia go on to develop HELLP syndrome.
  • HELLP usually begins during the third trimester however some cases have been seen as early as 21 weeks.
  • 8% of HELLP cases develop AFTER delivery

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms or are at all concerned, please speak to a health professional.

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22 Comments

  1. 12th July 2016 / 7:17 am

    You are so inspiring. You have really turned your story into a way to raise awareness and I think that is amazing. Hearing other peoples accounts is going to help so many other people. x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      26th July 2016 / 9:19 pm

      thank you x

  2. 11th July 2016 / 8:08 pm

    This is fantastic and I really hope people come forward with their stories. My friend suffered really bad with pre-eclampsia and no one really knew what it was. So I hope awareness is raised on it.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • Double the Monkey Business
      26th July 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks hun, I have had a few people say they are interested in sharing their story which would be fab x

  3. Kerry Norris
    11th July 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I was so fortunate to not have suffered with these. Good luck in raising awareness x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      26th July 2016 / 9:20 pm

      thank you x

  4. 10th July 2016 / 8:13 am

    It’s brilliant that you are raising aware for the HELLP syndrome, I knew nothing about it when I was pregnant and so suprised how few people do x #fabfridaypost

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:09 pm

      thanks hun, I am surprised how little people know about it too x

  5. Jasmine
    10th July 2016 / 5:00 am

    Oh I’m so glad you’re writing about this and trying to raise more awareness about it. My sister told me about your blog recently and as I too had HELLP syndrome after my son was born in November last year. My understanding of it still isn’t very good because as you say not many people even know much about it (even in the medical field).

    I would like to speak to you more about it and also try and share my story with you (although it may take some time as I still feel like I have been in a bit of denial about it all and just not talked much about it). I will send you an email and hope we can talk a bit more about it! 🙂

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:11 pm

      I would love to hear more about your story, I hope you got my email xxx

  6. 10th July 2016 / 3:59 am

    Thank you very much for raising the awareness of HELLP syndrome. By the way, I have nominated you for Best Campaigner over at Mumsnet Blogging Awards 2016. Good Luck! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your post with us on #FabFridayPost xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Oh gosh thank you!! I really appreciate that! xxx

  7. Jasmine
    9th July 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Hi Yvonne,

    My sister told me about your blog recently and as I too had HELLP syndrome after my son was born in November last year. I’m so glad that you have written about it and trying to make more people aware about it. My understanding of it still isn’t very good because as you say not many people even know much about it (even in the medical field).

    I would like to speak to you more about it and also try and share my story with you (although it may take some time as I still feel like I have been in a bit of denial about it all and just not talked much about it). I will send you an email and hope we can talk a bit more about it! 🙂

  8. 9th July 2016 / 9:07 am

    I was really lucky I had three problem free pregnancies. If I hear of anyone who can help you I’ll send them your way!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:13 pm

      thank you xx

  9. 8th July 2016 / 10:09 pm

    I have to be happy to say that I didn’t suffer from these things (although I did have lots of other things going on) but unfortunately that doesn’t make me able to help you much 🙁

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Definitely a good thing that you never had to experience it 🙂 x

  10. 8th July 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Great post, I never knew about the condition before, I hope people come forward for you. Good luck with raising awareness of the condition.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st August 2016 / 8:27 pm

      So true, very little awareness of the syndrome. x

  11. 8th July 2016 / 8:47 am

    I guess I was lucky I didn’t suffer from preeclampsia, nor do I know any one who has. Sorry, not much help from me 🙁

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