Ppcm at 17

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I was diagnosed with PPCM when I was 17 years old in July of 2011, about 5 days after my son was born.

I was fine during my pregnancy, just blood pressure clomplications.

It was horrible, I was in the hospital close to two weeks, my heart failed and lungs collapsed. Of course, no one knows what could've caused it. I have been released from my heart doctor after a year went by, my heart went back to normal, but they tell me I am not "allowed" to have anymore children, which is upsetting. My son will be three in July and it's very sad when I really look more into PPCM. I should be thankful already, but I always had a fear of not being able to have more children. I try not to think about it because it's kind of triggering.

I am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my second child, and I am freaking out about my echo tomorrow (7/13/15)

My Details

  • Date Diagnosed: 11/07/2011
  • Child: 1
  • Initial EF: 2011
  • Current EF: 45%

Story By Michelle Sander

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