Doctors at Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital delivered Caitlin Stubbs’ little girl at just 32 weeks via an emergency c-section, shortly after the 25-year-old fell into a coma.
Caitlin had collapsed at home on July 23, having suffered a catastrophic brain bleed that was the result of an Arteriovenous Malformation — a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins.
The Queensland woman had been diagnosed with a smaller brain bleed in November last year, but radiation treatment for her AVM was postponed when she unexpectedly fell pregnant, according to The Courier Mail.
After the recent, more-severe bleed, doctors told Caitlin's partner, Jonathon Welsh, to brace for the worst. He watched on as the woman to whom he'd become engaged just three weeks prior was rushed into an operating theatre to deliver their first child.