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...

AFE Survivor Alexis

On January 20, 2016 I was admitted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the scheduled induction of my fourth child. I was 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant. My three previous pregnancies were healthy and labor started spontaneously with each. This pregnancy...

AFE Survivor Erin C

After going through a miscarriage in August of 2014, I spent this last pregnancy very nervous. So when I went in the hospital to deliver my daughter, I figured I was home free. On Thursday, November 5th, I went to the hospital to be induced. My husband and I went...

AFE Survivor Michelle

When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first child, we were over-the-moon excited. Although I was considered “at advanced maternal age” for having a child, I was fortunate enough to have had a generally smooth and uneventful pregnancy. I planned...

AFE Survivor Melissa

-When did you first experience an AFE? I experienced my AFE with our first child, which involved a high-risk pregnancy due to a complete placenta previa. I had been on bed rest at the antepartum department from week 25 to week 32 due to complications with the...

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