Thank you for visiting my 2017 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia fundraising page.
I am grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word about preeclampsia. My goal is to help our community raise funds and awareness and save the lives of moms and babies!
Please make a donation to support our efforts to fund education and research into this life-threatening disorder of pregnancy.
After our last doctor appointment only two days prior, my husband said "we need to pack our bags." We knew the inevitable was about to happen. My blood pressures were consistently rising & weekly labs were showing that my organs were not functioning properly. In the doctor's office, with the highest blood pressure reading yet, the nurse said that she was going to call my doctor. We were transferred to labor & delivery once the results of my expedited lab results were in. The maternal fetal medicine specialist was able to show us on a graph how quickly my liver and kidney functions were decreasing. It was time to meet our baby.
After 22 hours of pitocin magnesium, & breaking of my waters, at 1:06 p.m. on June 5, 2015 Maddox Grey Brewer joined us earthside at 34 weeks + 5 days gestation. The most beautiful 4 lb 10 oz baby we had ever seen. The NICU team had been on standby since before the second phase of delivery. We were able to have a peaceful birthing experience to welcome our sweet baby despite my condition. Maddox was cared for in the NICU for 19 days before he was able to join us at home.