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...

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...

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...

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...

AFE Survivor Anita

I was in a coma for a month, and started to come out of it only after they had planned to send me off to hospice. On May 24, 2005, I was at Meriter Hospital in Madison Wisconsin, I was at the pushing phase of labor, and was suddenly nauseous. My wonderful husband...

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...

Help us #endAFE!

The AFE Foundation is entirely funded by donations. Every dollar goes directly toward our support, research, and education programs. We are committed to turning donations into action, including yours.