Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands.

“The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because I am 39 weeks pregnant,” Goette said.

An ambulance took Andrew to United Hospital in St. Paul.

“I don’t think Andrew would be here today if it weren’t for the actions of Ashley,” said Dr. Alex Teeters, a United hospital critical care specialist.

Doctors determined Andrew had gone in to cardiac arrest and had an an irregular heart rhythm. They sedated him, not sure how he would respond when he woke up. The next day Andrew woke up without any signs of brain injury, and then a day later, Ashley went into labor.

This story was also reported by KMSP Fox 9, WCCO-TV, Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune newspaper.

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