“IF I DIE TAKE CARE OF MY BABY”
This were the exact words of a lady at the point of giving birth.I was sad to hear her say these words to her relatives at her bedside before we pushed her to the operating theatre for C/S.
What made her say this?
Why would a mother to be utter this words ?
She is a 29years old lady expecting her First(1st) child,her blood pressure has never been recorded above 120/80mmhg before, she has always recorded a blood pressure (BP) around 110/80 to 120/80mmhg. But the unexpected happened just 20weeks after her pregnancy, her BP shot up to 180/100mmhg,her weight increased excessively ,her hands and feet began to swell(edema),she also complained of her eyes,headache and protein in her urine.
Its sad how a lot of women have died out of this condition ,they never had high BP but their blood pressure went up during pregnancy.
This particular lady was fortunate she had a successful C/S but how many women will be fortunate like her?????
NO WOMAN SHOULD DIE GIVING BIRTH,Motherhood is a joy and it shouldn’t bring sadness to a family or a nation.The condition called Preeclampsia is sending a lot of pregnant women and newborns to the grave,it shouldn’t happen to you or your relative .
PREECLAMPSIA–Be prepared before lightening strikes. Tuesday 22nd May 2018 is World Preeclampsia day ,REPROCAN GHANA,a health NGO will join hands with GHANA ACTION ON PRE-ECLAMPSIA(GHAPEC) at Ridge Hospital and on the streets of Accra to create awareness on Pre Eclampsia .See flyers for details come and join Reprocan Ghana and the host(GHAPEC) to create awareness …..
Save a life by joining to create awareness on pre- eclampsia.
NO WOMAN SHOULD DIE GIVING BIRTH.
#save our pregnant women now
#save our wives now
#save our mothers now
# save our future leaders now.
# save the nation builders now
# no woman should die giving birth.
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Obed Asare Bediako
CEO Reprocan Ghana