Doctors Couldn’t Detect The Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat For The Full Seven Minutes But She Survived And Amazed Everyone With Her Fighting Spirit!

Date September 24, 2018

Miracle baby born 12 weeks early survived several major surgeries

Shelagh McAlpine and her partner Stephen Storrie welcomed their daughter Mia Rose on April 25, 2012. The fact that the girl survived is nothing less than a miracle, and she has fought bravely since before she was born!

Shelagh started bleeding and was rushed to the hospital when she was 28 weeks pregnant. Doctors thought her unborn baby had died, as they couldn’t detect the baby’s heartbeat for the full seven minutes.

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Finally, the doctors found the girl’s heartbeat. Shelagh had suffered a placental abruption, so the medical team had to perform an emergency C-section to save the mother and the baby.

Doctors performed another life-saving surgery to remove two blood clots from Mia Rose’s arm. Later, they found a hole in the girl’s heart and lung, which they successfully repaired.

The medical team was amazed by the little girl’s fighting spirit. They had never seen a premature baby survive such major surgeries.

Mia Rose recovered and finally went home several weeks later, on August 1.

Shelagh and Stephen were overjoyed. The mom told The Daily Mail:

Now we are over the moon she’s home and our family is complete.

Mia Rose is doing great now. She started school, and her parents couldn’t be more proud of her!

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What is placental abruption and how to recognize it?

Placental abruption is an uncommon complication of pregnancy which can be life-threatening both to the mom and the unborn baby. In placental abruption, the placenta detaches from the wall of the uterus, which can cause heavy bleeding in the mother and deprive the baby of oxygen and nutrients.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, the risk of placental abruption is higher later in pregnancy. Placental abruption is an emergency; it requires immediate medical attention. Signs and symptoms include the following:

  • vaginal bleeding;
  • abdominal pain;
  • back pain;
  • uterine tenderness;
  • uterine contractions;
  • firmness in the uterus or abdomen.

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If you are pregnant and have any of the listed signs and symptoms, seek emergency medical care.

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