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Tarryn developed pre-eclampsia very early at just 19 weeks. Her symptoms began with severe swelling.  She continued to brush her symptoms aside as most of her symptoms were listed as standard in pregnancy. She had a blood test done and her blood pressure checked and she came back clear. 

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At 23 weeks Tarryn developed a strong muscular pain between her shoulder blades. She also put on 5kgs of fluid over two days and felt incredibly uncomfortable. She tried to drive herself to the hospital and after having to stop several times along the way she called an ambulance and was taken to the Gold Coast hospital. On arrival, she was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia and HELP syndrome and she was transferred to the Mater hospital as they said she would need to deliver at 24 weeks. To hear more about what unfolded for Tarryn and how she went on to have three more little girls tune into this weeks episode.

Topics Discussed

HELLP Syndrome, Twins, Four births, Preeclampsia

Episode Sponsor

Today’s episode is sponsored by Physiotherapist Shira Kramer. Shira has helped thousands of women through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond, and has recently launched her 8-week online program, Restore Your Core, which aims to address core and pelvic floor issues post-bub, and assists with recovery in a safe way. It includes daily exercises, interviews, and videos, all completed in the comfort of your own home, just 10-20mins a day, for only $149. Shira would like to offer Australian Birth Stories listeners 10% off using the code RYCABS. To find out more about the Restore Your Core program head over to

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