Woman and baby alive after medical drama unfolds at St. Paul’s Hospital

It was a medical emergency fit for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy — Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital managed to save a young, pregnant woman and her baby after the mom went into sudden heart failure.

Twenty-six-year-old Brittany Forrest, seven months pregnant, was at home in Courtenay when she felt something wasn’t right.

“I woke up and had a feeling that I needed to go in, and then I guess I stopped breathing when I was in there getting examined and I woke up getting flown [to St. Paul’s Hospital],” Forrest said.

Jill Slattery and Linda Aylesworth report

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