Woman’s UTI Causes Complications During Pregnancy

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We can all sense when something is not quite right with our bodies. Even if you don’t have outright symptoms, we often get a gut feeling that tells us we should get checked out. This is exactly what happened to Jamie-Lee Groves, who got a Urinary Tract Infection despite having no signs of one. Sadly, it occurred while she was pregnant, and what happened to her changed her life completely.

Seven years ago, Jamie-Lee was in a car accident that caused her pelvis to be crushed.

Doctors told her that she would not be able to have any more children, and naturally, she was devastated. That’s why she was exceptionally happy and surprised last year when she found out that she was pregnant.

“Finding out I was pregnant had been a dream come true,” she said. Unfortunately, 26 weeks into her pregnancy, something felt off. Jamie-Lee wasn’t sure exactly what was wrong, but she decided to go to her doctor.

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Jamie-Lee’s doctor said there was nothing wrong with her and she didn’t have to worry. “I knew something was wrong, but they wouldn’t listen,” she said. Not long after she got back home, her water broke. She went back to the hospital and had some tests run.

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That’s when doctors discovered that Jamie-Lee had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Jamie-Lee couldn’t believe it- she didn’t have any symptoms at all. The infection is what caused Jamie-Lee’s water to break, and her baby quickly started to lose fluid. Her doctors induced labor, but they couldn’t save her daughter in time. “She stopped breathing before I gave my last push,” said Jamie-Lee.

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Jamie-Lee had already named her daughter Amelia Rose, but baby Amelia was born a stillborn. Jamie-Lee was heartbroken, and frustrated that doctors never told her a UTI could lead to premature birth. That’s why she’s sharing her story with the world.

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She hopes to help inform other mothers of the dangers of Urinary Tract Infections during pregnancy, and the importance of listening to your body when it’s telling you something is wrong. “If I can save one other parent going through what I did with losing Amelia, then at least that’s something,” said Jamie-Lee.

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Her story is tragic, but hopefully it will spread awareness and potentially save lives.

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