Battle Against HELLP Syndrome in Pregnancy Detailed in New Book
Amanda Wohler offers hope to women in similar conditions in “My Baby’s In a Box?”
Ponca City, OK (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
Amanda Rose Wohler had the HELLP (Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes Low Platelet Count) syndrome while she was pregnant, which placed her and her baby’s life in danger. She was at the brink of losing her unborn daughter and did not even know what was happening to her. Several months in the Newborn/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after her baby was born enabled her to survive. Now, Wohler publishes a new book that details the ups and downs, the changes that occur when being a parent of a baby in the NICU entitled My Baby’s In a Box?
According to the Preeclampsia Foundation, HELLP is a life-threatening pregnancy complication usually considered to be a variant of preeclampsia. Both conditions usually occur during the later stages of pregnancy or sometimes after childbirth. HELLP syndrome was named by Dr. Louis Weinstein in 1982 after its characteristics: H (hemolysis, which is the breaking down of red blood cells), EL (elevated liver enzymes) and LP (low platelet count).
Wohler’s book is a book of hope revolving around Wohler and her daughter Maya. Personally experiencing her daughter’s struggle for survival for the first few months of her life impelled Wohler to offer hope to other parents and babies in the same situation. She relates that the number of babies having to stay in the NICU after birth is rising and her book would reach those parents and be a guide and inspiration to those who have never had the experience of having a premature child.
Poignant, inspiring and empowering, My Baby’s In a Box? reveals the drama of hope and survival. It offers a glimpse of Wohler’s conflict of emotions; it shows that no matter what hardship takes place, a mother’s love exists even if she is not sure it does. Aside from drawing hope from Wohler’s work, women will also enjoy the humor and incidental cynicism throughout, a needed balance to the life-and-death drama.
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About the Author
Amanda Rose Wohler grew up on Ponca City, Oklahoma. After high school, she attended Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education in May of 2009. Two years later, Wohler earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She was married that same year. In November of 2011, her daughter Maya was born early. Now, Wohler works as a counselor for children and is a mother of two.
My Baby’s In a Box? * by Amanda Rose Wohler
Surviving the N.I.C.U
Publication Date: August 7, 2013
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