Christina DePino, a mom from Michigan, posted a Facebook message that saved her baby's life. When she was 8 months pregnant, she suffered strange symptoms that she shared on social networks. She didn't expect this would save the life of her future child...
Christina was itchy all over her bodywhile she was pregnantwith her first child. She decided to post her symptoms on her Facebook wall, explaining to all her friends that these symptoms were turning her daily life into a nightmare.
When she posted her itching symptoms to Facebook, she didn't expect it to become so big. Some of his friends believed they recognised the symptoms of gestational cholestasis. They urged her to go to the emergency roombecause it could have been dangerous for her baby. A few days later, a doctor confirmed this diagnosis.
The baby was saved from gestational cholestasis, a liver disorder that affects about 1 in 140 pregnant women in the United Kingdom. It causes a decrease in the secretion of bile during the third trimester of pregnancy and an accumulation of toxins in the blood.
The symptoms come in the form of bleeding and itching and can have very serious consequences for the foetus, including risk of premature birth or stillbirth. Doctors advised her to start childbirthprematurely, which she accepted. Herbaby girlwas born and is now in good health. All thanks to a Facebook post.
The young mother then decided to advise moms around the world to stay vigilant in case of strange symptoms during their pregnancy and said they should always talk about it with relatives, as this could save their baby's life.