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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 10:35 AM   1
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm sharing my knowledge to help other pregnant women. I created a blog for stillborn moms and to share my experiences, I am currently pregnant again (hence why I love this site!) and I felt the NEED to share this with all of you! Even if you don't think this could happen to you it can.

I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism after I lost my son. So many people die of PE every year and I know they probably had symptoms they didn't realize were actually PE symtpoms. If this can help ANY OF YOU, then it serves it's purpose.

Here are the symptoms I had after my son was stillborn. BE AWARE - This can happen to anyone during or after pregnancy, even if you have taken birth control before, even if you're a smoker, even if you have NO RISK FACTORS for blood clots... this can happen to you and it happened to me.

My symptoms were as follows:
- Swelling in Feet and/or Legs (I couldn't fit into my 6 and 1/2 shoe size and needed an 8!)
- Pain in Legs after Epidural (I told the nurse it hurt to walk and she told me this was normal)
- Anxiety
- Voice Changes
- Sharp Twinges/Pains in Chest
- Shortness of Breath
- Cough
- Feeling that something was wrong
- Headaches and Migraines
- Feeling of Dehydration
- Extreme Thirst
-*Feeling of Being Unable to Take a Deep Breath*
- Weakness
- Tingling and/or Numbness
- Panic Attack(s)
- Asthma Attack

If you would like to read about the symptoms and how/when I experienced them, please refer to my post at

If anyone here has any of the above signs or symptoms, please take them seriously and find out what is causing them! The biggest symptom for me was the fact I had anxiety out of nowhere and it was brushed off as part of my son being stillborn.

Please share your experiences, it's always nice to know I'm not alone!

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