Monica L.


I was just 18 years old in 2008 when I gave birth to my daughter Brooklyn on October 9th at 11:59 a.m. The delivery went wonderfully and I was a new mother to a beautiful little girl with a head of thick black hair. About a week later, at home I began experiencing contraction like stomach pain that I just assumed was from my uterus retracting back to its normal size. (Sepsis and Pregnancy & Childbirth)

Within 24 hours the pain was very intense and I was starting too feel extremely lethargic and confused. I called a family member to drive me to the hospital. At the hospital my blood pressure quickly dropped and I began experiencing multiple organ failure, I was rushed into the OR where a large collection of pus was removed from my uterus. I awoke from that surgery in the ICU and spent two weeks recovering in hospital. I am now 32, married with 6 beautiful children. Because of STSS (Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome), I suffer from problems with my memory, PTSD and and an anxiety disorder.

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