British resident Fiona Hooker became covered in blisters during pregnancy. As it turned out, she developed a rare autoimmune disease.
According to the New York Post, at the beginning of the third trimester, the woman noticed red blisters on her stomach. The redness was very itchy. The doctors put her on steroids.
“It feels like I'm allergic to my baby. I couldn't bear the pain,” recalls Fiona Hooker.
At eight months pregnant, the situation worsened. Childbirth also did not improve the situation. The woman's skin was irritated on those parts of the body with which Fiona Hooker touched the baby.
The woman was diagnosed with gestational pemphigoid. It's an autoimmune disease in which a person's antibodies mistakenly attack their own skin.
Fiona Hooker doesn't know why she developed the disease, as it didn't happen during her first pregnancy.