Kristen Terlizzi was expecting her first child, the pregnancy was normal, and she was the happiest person on the planet.

When Kristen went to her doctor for a checkup in the 28th week of her pregnancy, issues started to arise. A strange thing was discovered by the doctor after the ultrasound: the pregnancy was beginning to grow abnormally.

To identify Kristen’s issue, further thorough examinations and ultrasounds were planned for her. Following a series of testing, doctors were astounded to discover during an ultrasound that there is no distinction between the placenta, bladder, and uterus.

The doctors made the choice to continue the pregnancy, although they closely monitored the woman throughout. Thirty doctors joined her in the operating room when Kristen was ready for delivery, and they were all focused on saving both her and the baby’s lives.

The newborn was delivered without incident and in great health; the physicians gave him a grade of 10. The doctors were able to confirm that the infant was not in any danger before starting to identify the root of the issue.

Given the seriousness of the woman’s condition, the surgeons opted to stop the cesarean delivery and leave the placenta inside the woman.

The following few days were a nightmare for Kristen since she was in excruciating agony and her condition was getting worse all the time. The new mother was in such bad shape that she was not even allowed to hold her child.

After the woman’s liver started to fail 7 weeks after giving birth, the doctors took a highly dangerous step and attempted a difficult procedure to remove her placenta.
Every small error would have meant Kristen’s death, therefore everything had to go flawlessly!

Fortunately, the procedure was a success after two hours, and everyone exhaled a sigh of relief. After she had recovered, Kristen decided to volunteer in the hospital where her life had been saved because she was so grateful that she survived.

Below is a video that tells Kristen’s entire story: