I am so happy that you’re here!
Person behind Stress Free Mommies…
My name is Ros Emely and I am a blessed mommy of three, including twins. I live with my hubby in New York City and together we are raising our three beautiful children.
I started stressfreemommies.com in 2013 as a way to express myself and write about my experiences of being a mom. In 2015, I narrowed down my topics to those that I truly have passion for which are pregnancy,baby and all things motherhood.
I’m a big foodie and I love to eat and cook, so you are also going to find easy and delicious family recipes here on the blog!
A little bit more about myself:
- I was born in the Dominican Republic.
- I’m the middle child of three girls (middle children rule!)
- My favorite channels to watch are The Food Network and HGTV,I can literally watch both channels all day!
- I have a cooking channel on YouTube ( see you there!)
- I love reading motivational books.
What can you expect on my blog?
You can expect a lot of helpful tips on everything that has to do with pregnancy, baby, toddler and all things mom.
You can also expect delicious recipes that your family will definitely enjoy:)
Being a mom is hard and can sometimes get lonely but I’m here for you. We can get through the trials, happiness, frustrations, challenges and blessings together.
Just know that all you have to do is listen to your heart, do what is right for you and your family and you are already on your way for living a less stressful and more meaningful mom life.
Stay in touch with me:
You can also e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivor of Eclampsia and Hellp syndrome
I am indeed a survivor of this deadly disease I really don’t know what to call it. I did not know anything about Eclampsia or Hellp syndrome until it happened to me, very sad but true. It happened after the delivery of my twins which is very rare to have post partum help or eclampsia.
It usually happens during pregnancy not after and this was what baffled the staff at the hospital where I gave birth. My pregnancy was a very normal and good pregnancy, I did not have morning sickness and I blood pressure was right on where it had to be.
I loved being pregnant and looking at my belly knowing that two little bundle of joy was growing inside of me. When I was 36weeks pregnant I began having some serious abdominal pains, I knew something was not right so I went to the hospital and they checked the babies and sent me home. The nurse told me it was just heartburn to go home and rest.
As I was going home I began having the same pain again so I decided to go to my OBGYN and she had me checked and for her everything was fine and she told me that it was something I ate. I was a bit frustrated but since I trusted my doctor I believed what she told me and went home. I did not know that was the beginning of my Hellp syndrome working itself into my body.
A week later my water broke on July 6th 2013 at around 1am. As my boyfriend was driving to the hospital I just had this weird feeling and I started praying that everything could go well and smoothly. I gave birth to my beautiful twins at 3:32am and 3:35am via c-section I was just thrilled and very happy. Right after I went to the recovery room one of the nurses told me that my heart rate was low so they had to keep me longer in the recovery room.
From then on it went down hill, I knew something was not right at all but I just kept an open mind and thought everything was going to get better. So to make the story short a lot of specialist came into my postpartum room telling me that my kidneys are not working, my liver is shutting down and my blood platelets were low. I did not know what to think of this they just told me this and what was I suppose to do?
I still had hope that everything was going to turn out fine because like I said I never heard of Hellp syndrome or Eclampsia so I did not know how this was going to affect me and my family. The doctors didn’t even know what was going on themselves so how was I suppose to know myself, it was just weird to me. On the 3rd day I woke up with the worst headache of my life! My head was pounding and pounding and pounding it was horrible.
I called the nurse by pressing the button next to my bed and told her crying to hurry up that my head was hurting. I called my boyfriend over the phone crying and he told me everything was going to be ok that he will get there as soon as his boss lets him leave work. I also called my parents crying my eyes out because I couldn’t handle the pain, mind you this was around 7am and I was alone in my room.
My father got to the hospital as soon as possible and the nurse came in with some pain medication and told me that the headache is probably due from the anesthesia from the C-section. Since the headache went away I believed her but I was never the same I had a weird feeling that something was going to happen that I was not leaving the hospital anytime soon.
That same night the another nurse took me to take x-rays of my heart and also did a sonogram of my kidneys, they thought I was having kidney failure and so they scheduled me for a kidney biopsy. The following day has to be the scariest and most dramatic day of my hospital stay I had an eclamptic seizure and after that it was a blur to me.
I was in the ICU for about a week recovering my family praying for me all over the states where they were in, from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico it was insane. I was in the hospital for about two weeks in total and then finally went home with my twins. No one from my family had ever suffered from this “disease” so it was scary for everyone.
My boyfriend never left my side and I thank God that I am here telling my story, I thank God everyday that I am with my three children and family because he was the one who saved me and of course the faith and prayers from my family. It is still very hard for me to tell my story because I don’t like to relive it but I am aware that by telling my story I can help many women out there to know the signs and to really pay attention to their bodies.
It is sad that the doctors and all the specialist in the hospital did not know what was going on with me, they diagnosed me after I was in the ICU and that is just something that needs to stop. We need more research, we need more answers and we need more education on this topic.
Well this is my story I am happy to say that I am doing just fine and enjoying my three wonderful children, God has given me a second chance at life and I am forever grateful to him.