When Frederick Connie’s wife began haemorrhaging during labour he was forced to make an excruciating decision: save his unborn daughter or his wife.
Doctors told the Colorado man that performing the surgery that would save his pregnant wife, Keyvonne, would mean they’d lose the baby. However, they said she may not survive the emergency c-section needed to save the infant.
In the end, Frederick made the decision he thought his wife would have wanted and welcomed his daughter via cesarean on 30 November. Tragically, Keyvonne died later that day.
Frederick told FOX31 that despite losing his wife, he thought he made the right call.
"I’m glad I made that decision because in the end if Keyvonne probably could have survived she would have hated me for the rest of my life because I knew how she felt about kids," the new father said.
He told the news station that when his wife began bleeding during labour he rushed her to hospital where they gave him the choice.
"It was either give her the surgery first and maybe save her life, but you’re going to lose your daughter. Or your daughter can be saved but there’s a chance you might lose your wife," he said.