pregnancy risks

posted on June 30, 2010 - 5:24pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
Liz Trumpy, 39Levittown, N.Y.type 1 myotonic dystrophy Liz Trumpy was an active, apparently healthy New York City police captain who worked out with weights, ran a marathon and participated in mini-triathlons. Married to another police officer, she went to the gym regularly throughout her pregnancy, even on the day before she gave birth. “If Kelly had been born without health problems, I...
posted on June 30, 2010 - 5:01pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
Vickie Jahaske, 46Tucson, Ariz. dermatomyositis Vickie Jahaske had always dreamed of having children, but that dream almost died with her diagnosis of dermatomyositis at age 23. Her symptoms began with weakness and pain in her legs and arms, and a rash on her face that she thought was caused by allergies. She had just gotten married, and, she recalls, “I tried to ignore my symptoms until...