The first time I heard of “Amniotic Fluid Embolism” (AFE) was March 15, 2012. My best friend, Megan, was at the hospital to deliver her baby when she suffered from an AFE that took her life, and almost took her son.
To say I was shocked and devastated would be an understatement. Megan was young, healthy, and just hours before had been sending me text messages telling me how excited she was to meet her baby boy. I’m grateful her spirit lives on in her two beautiful sons. Her loss has left has left an immeasurable hole in my life and all who knew her.
Amniotic Fluid Embolism affects 1 in 40,000 women during childbirth, yet it remains poorly understood and most often fatal. As today, March 27th, is AFE Awareness Day, I want to honor Megan and everyone who has been affected by this horrible condition.
Please visit www.afesupport.org to donate and learn how the AFE Foundation is making medical history. #afeawarenessday