MARRIED at First Sight star Danielle Dodd’s high blood pressure put her “at risk” for HELLP syndrome after the birth of her son.
In an exclusive sneak peek of the season premiere of Married at First Sight: Couples Cam, Danielle remained in the hospital after the birth of her son, Robert Elvin Dodd IV, with husband Bobby Dodd.
She said in the clip: “It’s the day after our little baby boy’s birthday. Everything was so smooth. My blood pressure wasn't really going down, but it wasn't that concerning yesterday.
“Today it’s gotten higher and higher and higher.”
Bobby added that she has two symptoms of HELLP syndrome, which is a “serious complication of high blood pressure during pregnancy.”
He continued: “Luckily the baby is healthy, but Danielle is still at risk.”
Danielle then said: “I’m waiting on the doctor to come. We’ve been waiting all day. I want to go home and see Olivia.
“We would've been released today, but she’s keeping us in the hospital now that my blood pressure has gotten so high. I’m really starting to freak out.”
Danielle and Bobby welcomed their son on December 14.
They are also parents to daughter Olivia, 2.
At the time of the birth, Danielle and Bobby said in a statement to people: "Because symptoms of HELLP were beginning to set in, we were induced 3 weeks early but were able to have a smooth and peaceful birth.
“Delivering is the only treatment for HELLP, and since I already did yesterday, my body functions tanked today but should start recovering soon. I hope.
“[Our doctor] said the body response lags behind 12 and 24 hours, which is why we see numbers tanking the day after.”
Married at First Sight: Couple's Cam premieres tonight at 8/9c on Lifetime.
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