Leslie Jordan didn’t realize her kid was hers when she held him for the first time.
“I was unaware that I had given birth. I thought to myself, “Is this my baby?” Jordan remembered, saying there were tears in the entire room.
Jordan reported experiencing a severe headache two days following the delivery of her son.
The pain, according to her, “felt like I was literally burning from the inside out, like someone had set my body on fire.”
During her pregnancy, Jordan, a Black woman, was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a blood pressure disorder that can lead to hypertension and other difficulties.
Jordan claimed that she used several painkillers for days after giving birth, but they were unable to ease the unbearable agony. She later suffered a stroke.
“I was completely immobile.