I was sent home with a new baby after a c-section. I had developed symptoms that I attributed to a chest cold (difficulty breathing, wheezing, lethargy) and thus returned to my OB in search of a remedy. Little did I know that I had Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. I still struggle to wrap my head around how I could have developed this condition and how ignorant I could have been to this horribly dangerous perinatal related illness. Now I try to communicate with others about my situation and circumstances but often I find reluctance, even on the part of the medical professionals, to engage. Why are we, as women, kept in the dark about such risks? Perhaps there is some correlation between low risk and reluctance to discuss it. I hope to uncover the answer.
All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.