North Carolina Woman Delivers Baby and Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery at the Same Time: ‘I Thought I Was Dying’

North Carolina Woman Delivers Baby and Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery at the Same Time: ‘I Thought I Was Dying’
Danielle Gaither was nine months pregnant when she walked into the hospital this past February with contractions and trouble breathing. Her chest was hurting and she wasn’t sure she’d make it.

“I thought I was dying. I couldn’t believe it,” she tells People.

Doctors sprang into action and quickly realized they’d have to perform two surgeries at once – delivering her baby via C-section and then performing open-heart surgery to save mother and baby.

“They were very close to dying. We had to act fast and we had to act as a team,” says Dr. Jeko Madjarov,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Similar News


Recently Viewed