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Pregnant mother ‘had to be brought back to life’ because her heart stopped during labour after her chest pains were mistaken for pre-eclampsia

When the 27-year-old pregnant mother arrived at the local hospital, doctors thought the mother had pre-eclampsia and told her they needed to deliver the baby immediately. The doctors reportedly gave her medication to induce labour and things got even worse. Minutes into labour, her heart stopped beating and she had to be brought back to life. The mom was pregnant with her fifth child.

The 27-year-old mother, Michelle Brooks, said that she started to develop chest pains and reported it to her midwife. The mother claims that she was told it was probably heartburn. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old woman woke up in the middle of the night. She struggled to breathe and started vomiting, the Mirror reports.

When Michelle arrived at the local hospital, doctors thought the mother had pre-eclampsia and told her they needed to deliver the baby immediately. The doctors reportedly gave her medication to induce labour and things got even worse.

The 27-year-old mother, Michelle Brooks, reportedly said: “Minutes into labour my heart stopped beating. I officially died for a few minutes, and I had to be brought back to life.”

At the same time, doctors tried to deliver her baby and shake the young mother back to consciousness. Doctors decided to perform an emergency C-section and baby Honey was delivered safely on 18 September 2021.

The 27-year-old mother, Michelle Brooks, also said: “I don’t remember anything from the birth. I felt like I was going to die – I was just holding on for the baby. Doctors had to keep shaking me and touching me to keep me alive. All I remember is the excruciating pain I felt from head to toe. It was ten times more painful than labour.”

After spending one week in the hospital, doctors told the mother that she was suffering from a rare syndrome called hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets.

According to reports, this syndrome reportedly attacks the liver and causes blood clots, and it’s fatal for 25% of women who suffer from it. However, after the expectant mother gives birth, the risk tends to decrease.

The 27-year-old mother, Michelle Brooks, said: ”I feel like I’m living as a ticking time bomb. The condition has no symptoms after I have given birth so I could die at any point. I’m under close observation and my blood pressure is slowly going down which is good news.”

She also says that she never would have guessed that chest pains during pregnancy could be something so serious. Michelle wants other pregnant women to know the risks.

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