Hi, I've done some research on eclampsia and pre-eclampsia and found some pretty scary stuff. I am 24 years old, living with epilepsy and I am pregnant with my second child.
During my first pregnancy (I was 18) everything went reaaallly well, no seizures, no cravings, no stretchmarks, no morning sickness... it was a breeze. My son was small at birth and had very poor lungs but luckily he got better fast.
I am now 19 weeks pregnant with his sister and I struggle a lot. I get sick even for the smell of any spice and red meat and pasta to name a few. I suffer from terrible migraines and end up in the OR regularly for pain reliever and I feel short of breath. Also, I suddenly have irregular hypertension. I had a seizure 2 days ago therefore my muscle are still a bit stiff and sore not to mention the bruising on my right shoulder and hip as I fell to the floor.
Neither my gynecologist or neurologist wants to believe me but I worry that I might have developed eclampsia or pre-eclampsia because I've never had hypertension and before this week, I was seizure free for almost 10 months which is wonderful. I would usually get at least 1 seizure per month.
What is wrong with me? I'm worried that my baby's life might be in danger or that she may have developed a chronic illness because of lack of oxygen by the placenta. Can anyone who had eclampsia tell me if your baby was born healthy and has no serious illnesses such as down syndrome, epilepsy, autism etc.