Pregnant Mom’s Heart Stops After Having Cardiac Arrest

Carrying a baby in their womb is considered one of the most exciting and memorable times of women’s life. However, intense care should also be observed at all times because it might endanger two lives.

Kelley Evans was expecting their second child with her husband Gareth. They are living together with their first-born, Bob, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. When Kelley was 23 weeks pregnant, she experienced one of the most terrifying experiences for her.

As a teenager, Kelley had been diagnosed with a rare disease which causes her heart to beat abnormally fast known as Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. As a teen, she had some of her episodes, with the thought that it was an ordinary panic attack. And halfway through her second pregnancy, Kelley had a cardiac arrest.

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Facebook / Kelley Evans

Facebook / Kelley Evans

Facebook / Kelley Evans

Facebook / Kelley Evans

Facebook / Kelley Evans

It was five in the morning when she woke up and thought she’s having a panic attack. She followed every recommendation given such as drinking water, doing some breathing exercises, and sitting in the bathroom, but it was still there for nearly half an hour until Kelley collapsed. Gareth, unaware that Kelley was already on cardiac arrest, called the emergency hotline.

After calling the emergency hotline, a first responder named Stephanie came and used a defibrillator to pump Kelley’s chest. She was already unconscious for four minutes according to The Sun.

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Facebook / Kelley Evans

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When the ambulance arrived, Kelley was rushed to the hospital. To fully recover, she underwent a surgery to resolve her heart condition. Four months later, Baby Ava was born with no ill effects from the previous experience her mom had. The family has been very thankful to Stephanie who helped Kelley in her ordeal.

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