Mom Spends 52 Days In Hospital Before Delivery, Breaks Record Doctors Haven’t Seen In A Decade


Shalee and Andy McCarter of Nebraska have a 10-year-old daughter, Elle. They were a happy trio, but one day they had a discussion. As a family, they eventually decided to expand their unit. With the assistance of fertility treatment, Shalee learned she was pregnant. They heard the good news at six weeks gestation. Everything was going well until Shalee reached 18 weeks.

Because of her medical situation, she was admitted to the hospital for 52 straight days. She learned she was carrying one child early on, but by this time, Shalee and Andy knew they were going to be new parents of three new babies.

Finally, the day arrived for Shalee’s c-section. As one of the medical staff at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center said, it takes a village to bring a child into the world. To ensure the smooth delivery and transition and health of these little ones, a medical team consisting of 18 staff members was necessary. It was made up of doctors and nurses, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, clerks, residents, and others. The neonatal intensive care unit was prepped to receive the precious cargo.

The first child was born and handed off to the staff. Then the next baby could be heard crying and introducing themselves to the waiting audience. Then the third child arrived.

Little did Shalee or the medical staff attending at the birth could predict the new mother would make history at the medical center. See how in the video below. This miracle of life and love will make you smile.



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