For new mom Leanne Crawley, the delivery of her baby boy should have been a moment of pure joy. But her labor and the weeks following the birth were riddled with unexpected trauma. And, as it turned out, the consequences of having a second unborn child in her womb may well have proved deadly.
Crawley, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mom from Kent, England, was set to deliver her son, Louee, in December of 2016. But when she gave birth to the newborn, the moment likely wasn’t as beautiful for her as it should have been.
Instead, Louee arrived “gray and lifeless,” according to an April 2018 report by British newspaper The Sun. Doctors therefore took the baby away to the antenatal unit, where they ran tests and discovered that the newborn had lost a large amount of blood while in the womb.