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LAZA VASQUEZ, Celmira  and  PULIDO ACUNA, Gloria Paulina. When preeclampsia bursts into pregnancy: Pain, fear, and faith in God. Index Enferm [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.4, pp.234-238. ISSN 1699-5988.

Preeclampsia is the most frequent disease during pregnancy and delivery, causing high morbidity to the maternofetal unit. However, the difficult, painful life experiences of pregnant women who suffered preeclampsia must be kept in mind, beyond their health alterations. This paper offers the biographical account of a young nursery student, who describes her experience while engaging preeclampsia in her first pregnancy, when disease abruptly stopped her much desired maternity, causing to her fear, distress, and a long hospitalization. God and his mate were her support while leaving behind her bitter experience.

Keywords : Biography; Pre-eclampsia; Life change events; Motherhood.

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