Amniotic Fluid Embolism – Everything You Need To Know



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Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd CONTRIBUTOR

Sam McCulloch enjoyed talking so much about birth she decided to become a birth educator and doula, supporting parents in making informed choices about their birth experience. In her spare time she writes novels. She is mother to three beautiful little humans.


2 comments

  1. Hi,
    I am an AFE survivor! I gave birth to a beatuiful, healthy baby girl on 05-10-16 via c-section in Mackay QLD. My husband says that I asked him to get some photos while the nurses were checking her over, and then he heard me say, “Ouch, my chest”. When he turned around I was in cardiac arrest, alarms sounded, staff ushered him out of the theatre to the waiting room where my Mum and son were waiting. I was clinically dead for 4 minutes. So many factors were in my favour which has enabled me to be here today with my family. The fact that my surgery was at a time when the others theatres were full of senior medical staff, 7 anaesthetists were working on me so quickly to get my heart started again. After a 2nd surgery to stop the bleeding that they couldn’t see because my heart wasn’t pumping, ICU, blood transfusions and a bit longer than normal stay and a longer rehab, I am so grateful to enjoy my family

    1. How are you today? Did you experience any memory loss? Did you remember you child right after? I have so many questions about AFE . Was your baby girl early? Did you have trouble with postpartum afterwards?

      Glad to know you survived and your baby is healthy .
      Thank you for your time

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