My sepsis story began when I was around 35 weeks pregnant my legs became blotchy, swollen and hard around my thighs – I went to the doctors they told me it was due to my baby pushing down causing water retention but I was unable to walk so thought it must be more I researched into my symptoms and thought it would be cellulitis 5 doctors later and a short spell in hospital they diagnosed me with cellulitis and prescribed me antibiotics 2 weeks later nothing had changed and doctors were baffled what was making this infection stay at 40 weeks I went into labour and had a healthy baby boy. I passed out 8 hours after birth with no explanation why my head was pounding all day long, sweating And legs shaking all thinking this must be normal after having a baby I was discharged from hospital 2 days I woke up shaking all over the paramedics came out to me and sent me back into hospital this was when I was diagnosed with sepsis – 2 blood transfusions, iv antibiotics and fluid I started to build my strength back but was lucky to have been admitted when I was – it was the most scary experience of my life and I am grateful that I am still here to share my story and see my little boy grow up, sepsis needs to be known as I didn’t know this was why I felt ill and just put it down to just having a baby, thank you for your time for reading my story.
- Age: 31-40
- Location: UK
- Story: Survivor
I was thinking this must be normal after having a baby.