Episode 66: Preeclampsia: One Mom’s Story of Fear, Survival & Resilience

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Guest: Dana Adams, NICU mom & preeclampsia survivor

As we continue our four-part series on pre-eclampsia, this mom’s story of fear, survival and resilience will both empower and encourage you.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Was your pregnancy considered high-risk from the beginning?
  • When were you given a pre-eclampsia diagnosis?
  • What was your relationship like with your OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine doctor?
  • What do you want people to know about your experience with pre-eclampsia?
  • What were some of the challenges you experienced as a mom in the NICU? What about your baby, both in the NICU and beyond?
  • What’s your best advice to a woman diagnosed with pre-eclampsia?

Dana Adams is currently a Benefits Analyst for the University of California. After the birth of her daughter Kyra, she started a non-profit, 11Eleven45FortyFive. Its mission is to help NICU moms and dads handle any of their disability paperwork which includes but is not limited to calling the doctor’s offices while the parents are tending to the essentials.

Connect with Dana:

Email: 11eleven45fortyfive@gmail.com 

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