Because you squeezed too tight: woman suffers stroke shortly after the birth of their daughter

The birth of her daughter was Angharad Pulford of Chester in the UK without complications. However, shortly after they had left the hospital again, it became clear that she was in mortal danger.

As the news site “Liverpool Echo” reports that felt the then-35-year-old Angharad Pulford a sharp pain in her forehead and her left leg, as she fed her newborn daughter Aoife. “The pain was so strong, I thought, ‘this is how it feels to be shot.'”

“As I tried to get up to put Aoife back in her bed, I noticed that my leg was numb,” says Pulford. Initially, she thought that this was due to an unfavorable Position while sitting.

“Not a Minute, thought of how serious the situation was”

The next day, the mother of two broke down as she prepared Breakfast for her daughters. Although her husband was Worried, she thought “not a Minute how serious the situation was.”

Since she drinks only a little alcohol, neither a Smoker nor overweight, it took four days to get the final diagnosis. There are different Tests were carried out, but in the end, it was clear that the young woman had suffered a stroke.

“Do you think that I have pressed at the time of birth may be too tight, so that one is ripped of my carotid arteries,” says the now 39-Year-old.

  • Blurred vision, for example, with a limited field of vision, or double vision
  • Language disorders, in particular, difficulties with the pronunciation and the name of items or objects
  • Disturbances in the balance
  • Dizziness and Nausea
  • sudden headache

Stroke risk in young people increased

Particularly amazing was that a young woman of 35 years suffered a stroke. However, for young people, the risk of stroke, such as international study increases evidence.

Within the past ten years, the number of strokes increased seizures among the 18 – to 34-year-old women was 32 percent. In the male comparison group, there were at least 15 percent.

Reasons for this can be an unhealthy lifestyle, characterized by Smoking cigarettes, alcohol consumption and Obesity.

As in the free case

After her diagnosis Angharad Pulford was stationed for 18 days in various clinics and on wheelchair. You had to learn to walk, to climb stairs. To keep her newborn daughter, she had to practice with a doll.

“It was like to be in the air to be thrown and fall freely,” says Pulford. She struggled with the loneliness and the enormous physical change.

Help for people in similar situations

Meanwhile, the 39 feels-Year-old almost as good as before their stroke and want to help people in similar situations. At the end of January, she was honored with the “Life After Stroke Award” (life after the stroke price).