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It was Sunday, July 22, 2018 and I was 40.2 weeks and admitted to begin what was expected to be a typical process to induce labor. The next morning, I received an epidural and all was going well. At 5 cm I began to feel…

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Young Girl Raises Funds for AFE Awareness

In October 2017, Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) survivor, Kristy Keating suffered an AFE during the birth of her daughter Vivien. Kristy is a cheer coach, and at 33 weeks, she began to bleed while at a cheer competition for her older daughter. She ended up…

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AFE Survivor Gives Thanks and Gives Back

Every year on June 14th people around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day to thank the millions who selflessly give the gift of life through blood donation. Severe blood loss due to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a hallmark symptom of an amniotic fluid embolism…

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Self Care after Traumatic Birth

Many have heard the term self care. It's in magazines, self help books, and even in the beloved motherhood bible, "What to Expect When Expecting". There is no doubt that self care is important. Most especially after surviving an unexpected traumatic birth. In this blog post,…

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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…

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