DALLAS (WCMH/CNN) – Welcoming a new addition into the family is supposed to be one of the happiest days.
When a Texas nurse gave birth to a healthy baby boy, it didn’t take her coworkers long to notice something was wrong, KTVT reported.
Moments after giving birth on June 29, Chi Tran began hemorrhaging and had to be rushed to the operating room.
“We measure the amount of blood that’s being lost. When we get to a certain point we say, ‘OK, she’s in trouble,’” said Dr. Kathryn Waldrep. “In her case, it was definitely life-threatening.”
On a ventilator, she needed 24 units of blood. In the ICU, her vitals still weren’t stabilizing, until they put her newborn son on her chest.
“When he was born I was not able to hold. I didn’t even get to see his face. First thought in my mind when I regained my consciousness was that I need my baby,” said Tran. “He saved me. I had to pull through I had to make it.”
Within 40 minutes of holding her baby, she was off the ventilator and moved to recovery.
“I’m just very thankful that everyone pitched in that night and was able to save my life, and saved my baby’s life,” said Tran.
After her maternity leave, Tran will return to work as a post-partum nurse.