This baby story is to justify the advantages of social sites. A woman named Christina DePino from Michigan was already eight months pregnant. She made a post on Facebook about the strange symptoms she was having during pregnancy, and that was to save her future baby life.
She experienced continual itching while being pregnant with her first baby. Seeking advice to her strange feelings, she decided to post about the issue on Facebook, and what happened after the post was to prevent the fatal consequences.
She received a lot of responses from her friends, who warned her that she might be suffering from gestational cholestasis. It is a liver disorder that can cause stillbirth. The disease can cause the build-up of toxins in the body. She met her doctor and did the blood tests. The tests diagnosed her with the same disorder. On the advice of her physician, she was to have premature childbirth that could save the child’s life.
At 37 weeks pregnant, DePino gave birth to her baby girl. Her baby was born healthy!
”As soon as I was holding my beautiful baby girl in my arms, all I could think was, ”What if?” What if I had not complained on Facebook: what if no one had told me? All I could think was that I had to let other women know. I didn’t want any of them to wonder what happened to their perfectly healthy baby.” said DePino.
DePino writes actively on Facebook to inform other pregnant women never to ignore the itch and take the simple blood tests. Her posts are shared thousands of times. She thinks this to be her mission and her obligation. Thanks to this Facebook post, she regained her baby’s life, which could have been endangered if ignored. Just think what can other accurate, informative, and quickly responsive posts do in life.