Thursday, May 22, 2014

I'm going the America......with help

If you have followed the journey of my last pregnancy you would know that I had Placenta Previa and Precreta, the worst form of a pregnancy condition called Accreta. If you missed it you can read my full story here. Since that pregnancy I have been working the American Chapter of the Hope for Accreta Foundation to create an Australian Chapter, and awareness about the condition.

You can read the full story for this image here.  This was my first media related article with a few more to come.

Why am I doing this? After going through all the trauma that I have experienced I want to make a difference for other women that are currently going through this and those that are to come. This condition is one that was once very rare, but becoming much more common with the raising rates of C-sections, abortions, D&C, endometriosis, uterine scarring and some types of contraception.

I want to make women aware of the risks so that they can then make educated decisions about their birth choices, contraception, birthing support, as well as be their own advocates if they do have risk factors.

Diagnosis is a really important part of creating great outcomes for both mother and baby in accreta pregnancies. If doctors go into delivery expecting to find accreta, there are many many things that can be planned to help reduce blood loss, create a stable environment, and so on.

In doing this I have become the President of the Australian Chapter of the Hope for Accreta foundation and planning to go the very first Hope for Accreta conference in Tennessee, USA, in November this year. To be able to do this, I need to raise money to help me go.  I have started a mycause page to help me with that.

My goal in going to the conference is the met other survivors but also to learn as much as I can able the condition, the lastest treatments from the best in the field and bring that information back to Australia to help local family.

If you would like to donate to my cause please do so. Every little bit helps.

I'm also holding a facebook auction to help raise funds to get there. You can join in that auction by following this link.  I have been donated some awesome products for the auctions so don't miss out.

Many Blessings

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