WJB Training supporting our CITB Trainer Debbie Adam’s with a charity that is very close to her heart - Action on Pre-Eclampsia. This very touching story will hopefully raise awareness of Pre-Eclampsia.
We would like to share with you a story of something incredibly sad that happened to us last year; the experience of which we intend to use to help others in any way we can.
Sometime around 2 years ago my husband and I decided the time was right for us to become parents. I fell pregnant and the both of us couldn’t be happier or more excited at the prospect of raising our son. My pregnancy was perfect, I was in great health and every test came back with extremely positive results. We had regular check ups with the same midwife and everything was going well.
Then, out of the blue, on Thursday 12th October 2017 I noticed less movement and a sense of something being wrong. We went to hospital and a scan confirmed that sadly our baby boy had passed away. At 2:38am on Saturday 14th October Riley Brooklyn Adams was stillborn; 13 days before his due date. I gave birth to him naturally.
The only reason that has been determined for Riley’s passing is that I suddenly and unexpectedly developed Pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia only occurs in pregnant women, symptoms of which can be high blood pressure, vision problems, swollen feet, severe headaches and pain just below the ribs. There are many risk factors for Pre-eclampsia; however, I had none. We are still to this day unsure why I developed Pre-eclampsia. Post-mortem results showed Riley was perfect in every way
Pre-eclampsia limits oxygen and nutrients to the baby from the placenta. This caused Riley to pass; he was without oxygen for up to 6 hours and passed in his sleep.
As a result of this experience we have been shocked to learn that very little is known or understood about the root causes of Pre-eclampsia.
Funding for research into the root causes and treatments of Pre-eclampsia is very limited. Therefore, we are supporting the Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC) charity. APEC is heavily involved in research into Pre-eclampsia, support for women who develop Pre-eclampsia, support and training for healthcare professionals and raising awareness of the condition.
To this end we will be promoting baby loss awareness week [9th-15th October 2018] and running a charity event [sponsored swim] from 14th-20th October to raise funds for APEC.
Hopefully we can raise awareness of this condition and help support those who go through this incredibly difficult experience.
Debbie and Ray
Adams Aquatics Owners
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