Days on from the premature arrival of her first child, Channel 9 presenter Sam Squiers has confirmed that had she not rushed to the hospital when she did, things could have turned fatal for herself and her new baby, Imogen.
“It was such a dramatic moment,” the new mum told The Courier Mail on Saturday.
Trouble began for Squiers, who was 32 weeks pregnant, on Monday evening when she began experiencing abdominal pain. With her husband, Ben, interstate for work, she decided to ignore it and went to sleep. But by 2am, she says, the pain had become so severe she travelled to Brisbane’s Mater Hospital in a taxi, where was rushed into an operating theatre.
“We were trying to wait [to deliver until Ben returned], but all of a sudden I developed pre-eclampsia, which was really sudden and really severe,” Squiers explained, adding, “My kidneys were shutting down and I lost all my vision.”
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