Happy Mother's Day: Mother survives heart attack while giving birth
When Brittany Forrest went into cardiac arrest at seven-months pregnant, doctors had no choice but to perform an emergency C-section and deliver her baby. They both nearly died, but quick thinking helped turn a tragedy into a “miracle”.
The first time Ms Forrest saw her son Jaxon Gallagher he was 12 days old. Born two months premature, he spent the first couple of weeks of his life in the neonatal ward at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, while his 26-year-old mother recovered from a near-fatal heart attack.
“I was still trying to process what had happened to me, and then I was going to see a baby that I didn't even know,” she told the BBC.
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