Some time ago, I had the privilege of interviewing a wonderful young woman (Shannon Toledo) during her pregnancy. It was for an article to be featured in a magazine based in Australia. Diagnosed with Preeclampsia, and suffering from Perinatal Depression, Shannon exhibited the kind of fortitude that I witness in so many women every day. It was touch and go for a moment for her and her unborn child. I was amazed at her faith, and her determination to see things through. If you would like to hear more of her story, click on the photo. It will redirect you to Signs of the Times magazine where it was published in this months’ issue.
Photo – Shannon and Jason Toledo and their wonderful son Connor.
Click here to read her story. It will redirect you to the magazine website where the article was published.
Nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide lose their lives to preeclampsia and related hypertensive pregnancy disorders every year (Preeclampsia Foundation).
While it is a scary and life threatening situation to be in, it is important that you remember that it can be successfully managed. Most of the deaths related to preeclampsia are preventable. So it is imperative that you follow the directions of your health care team.
Help Is available:-
If you or someone you know would like information about preeclampsia, information and resources can be found here.
If you or someone you know would like information or is currently struggling with perinatal depression, information and resources can be found here.
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