AFE Stories

Below are the personal stories of women and their families who have been affected by or lost to amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). Each story is unique and offers insight into what others have experienced. Our desire is to feature these stories to lessen the feelings of isolation that often accompany AFE. Share your personal story! Select the appropriate form below.

For Survivors of AFE:
Surviving an AFE is a traumatic and life changing event. Please share your unique AFE experience Submit your story here. If you would also like to be featured on our special Instagram and Facebook series, Survivor Saturday, please submit your request here.

For those who have lost a loved one to AFE:
We recognize losing a loved one to AFE is devastating. Help further their legacy and voice by sharing their story. Our greatest desire is to help others recognize they are not alone in their journey towards healing after the loss of a loved one. Tell us their story here. If you would also like to have your loved one featured on our special Instagram and Facebook series,Memorial Memory, please submit your request here.

AFE Survivor Sara

The last thing I remember is the day before delivery day walking through the rose garden and not feeling well. I went into labor one week before my due date, at home early in the morning. It started with bleeding but once I got to the hospital everything looked good so I continued to labor. By...

In Memory of Molley

Molley at her wedding with her mom and sister. A truly bright shining light, always smiling, loving, compassionate, every good thing--that was Molley. A dedicated wife, daughter, sister, family member, and sweet friend to all, Molley was ready to take on her most anticipated role yet as...

AFE Survivor Katie

On August 31st, 2017, at 41+3 weeks pregnant, my husband and I got the news that I would be induced that morning and we would finally be meeting our baby girl. We had been so anxious the past several weeks and we were SO ready for this. The day was normal for the most part, I felt good and even...

AFE Survivor Gia

I experienced an amniotic fluid embolism at age 33. I got pregnant with my second child, we were expecting a boy. I remember two years prior to my AFE, my daughter was born after only 16 hours of labor. I remember every moment that lead her into my arms. On March 30, 2010, I was scheduled for...

AFE Survivor Jessie

I was so excited when I found out I was having a girl! My c-section was scheduled and I had prepared myself, or so I thought. I had the "normal" anxiety of having a massive surgery. My fiance and I awaited the arrival of our much loved and much anticipated little girl. My surgery went...

AFE Survivor Meghan

It was Valentine’s Day of 2018 when my husband and I went in for a scheduled induction for our first child. We celebrated with a romantic dinner before settling into our hospital room. We were over the moon excited, texting goofy selfies to our parents asking for guesses on the birth time. We...

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