AFE Survivor Emily S.

I was one week overdue with my second pregnancy. I was hoping to have a VBAC after having an emergency c-section with my first after developing pre-eclampsia and subsequent HELLP syndrome. My pregnancy was going well and I had started having contractions and...

AFE Survivor Jayla

In February 2013, we announced our second pregnancy and short time later, learned we were having twin girls! We were told it would be considered a high risk pregnancy because the babies were sharing a placenta. I was carefully monitored to ensure that each was...

AFE Survivor Emily M.

I experienced my AFE with my first and only child after a c-section. I went into labor the day before my due date, contractions were so intense and didn’t let up, dropping my son’s heart rate. Everything happened so quickly, I went from getting an epidural to being...

AFE Survivor Samantha

It was 1 am in the morning of Jan 11, 2019, I got the call to go in to start to be induced. I got to my room and they checked how far I was along, at that time I was 80% thinned and 2 cm dilated. They gave me my first pill and waited 4 hours for absolutely no...

AFE Survivor Amanda Z.

My Survival Story On October 16th I went into the hospital to be induced. I wasn't planning on an induction but was super excited. I had a perfect labor. Everything was going as planned through contractions and even up to my water breaking naturally. On October...

AFE Survivor Miranda

On April 8, 2008 my husband and I headed to the hospital full of hope and anticipation for the arrival of our first child, a son we named Van. We were a bit apprehensive, as he was arriving 5 weeks before his due date. Earlier that morning, a routine check-up...

AFE Survivor Anita

I was in pushing phase of labor and was suddenly nauseous. I told my husband I was going to be sick, and he turned to get the little pink tub. When he turned back around, I was gone. My heart had stopped. It took three hits from the defibrillator and six minutes to...

AFE Survivor Amanda

We lost who would have been our third daughter, Stella, in December 2015 when I was about 21 weeks pregnant. I decided that I would proceed with a D&E following the loss. During that procedure, while I thankfully was under anesthesia, the anesthesiologist...

AFE Survivor Laura

I was admitted to hospital at 38 weeks to be induced. Late in the pregnancy I had developed pre-eclampsia, cholestasis of pregnancy, HELLP syndrome and on the last scan I had redused amniotic fluid. I went into hospital early Friday morning but it wasn't until...

AFE Survivor Lisa

My husband and I were done having children. I had returned to work and worked my way back to being successful after staying home raising my two boys and one little girl. Our children were 16, 11, and 7. We were more than shocked that our new little one was about to...

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