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I had Toxaemia and eclampsia with my first pregnancy, my blood pressure was 210/190, I was only eight months along and had to have an emergency C-section. That in 1983, my daughter is 29 years old now. My fathers mother died in 1921 for the very same reason. When I was watching Sybil dying on Downton Abbey, realised that could have been me and that was my fathers mother. We have to count our blessings that we live in age of modern medicine. Also,the research and writing on Downton Abbey is remarkably accurate, I hope that this show continues for many seasons to come.


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