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Your Support saved baby Mia

No day in the life of an RFDS flight nurse is the same.

I wanted to tell you about one busy day with new mum, Bronte Steele, and how your support helped save her life and that of her unborn child. When Bronte and her husband, Rowan, returned to Broken Hill from a holiday in Queensland, the mother-to-be thought she had a bad head cold. She was feeling quite puffy, which she put down to the heat. Bronte’s mother, however, insisted her daughter attend Broken Hill Hospital. As soon as they arrived, the midwives diagnosed severe pre-eclampsia.This is a serious condition of pregnancy characterised by high blood pressure, protein in the urine and swelling of the hands, feet and face.  If left untreated, it can result in life-threatening seizures for the mother, which subsequently puts the child at risk.

 

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