On July 10th, 2009 I developed HELLP Syndrome and our beautiful, tiny son Levi was born at 31 weeks. He is now almost 18 months and is a strong, healthy toddler. I am writing this blog because after Levi’s birth, my husband and I toiled over the decision of whether or not we should have another child. Initially the answer seemed clear… No, the risk is too high! Over the course of a year, God softened our fearful hearts and brought peace. After talking with a specialist, discussing the risks, the odds, the unknowns… we decided that we would be open to another pregnancy and allow God’s perfect timing to take place. It took us over 2 years to conceive Levi and now after only 4 cycles from when our decision was made, we found out on Christmas that we are pregnant with our second child.
I had spent a lot of time searching websites and forums about HELLP Syndrome seeking answers over the past year and a half. I realized that I found the most comfort from women who shared about a pregnancy after HELLPS. That is why I am writing this blog. I would like to share my story of Levi and my journey of Baby to spread HOPE to other women just wanting to know the results of a pregnancy after HELLPS. I do not know what the outcome will be, it may be a difficult one to share or it may be filled with relief and comfort, but I know that the end result will be JOY as God brings another life into this world. He saw us through our first pregnancy and I have faith that He will bring us through another.