Heather Fisher lost nine liters of blood after she delivered her daughter Jasmine. It is a miracle that she survived. Heather had a high-risk pregnancy, and she was already at an increased risk for hemorrhaging because of her previous C-section scars. She went into labor at just 30 weeks pregnant.
The doctors gave Heather drugs to slow down her contractions, but they had to perform an emergency C-section. During the C-section, scar tissue ruptured and she began to bleed excessively. Heather says she saw her baby after she delivered, but she does not remember much after that.
Heather required blood transfusions, and it took the doctors and nurses four hours to stop the bleeding. They also had to use a cell saver machine. That is a machine that filters the blood so that it can be returned to the body. Dr. Doshi, one of the doctors who attended the birth, says that it was one of the most extreme cases of blood loss that he had ever seen.
Dean, who is Heather’s husband, called the entire family and told them to come to the hospital after he found out that his wife’s life was in danger. Dean says that he was incredibly anxious the entire time. He thanked the hospital staff for saving his wife’s life. Heather was able to see her daughter again six days later.