The Apple Watch is known to save lives, but according to Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCAL, the watch recently saved two lives at once. Jess Kelly, 39, was pregnant and she explains what happened on that fateful day. “I was lying in bed…not feeling well. I didn’t know if it was my morning sickness coming back in the third trimester or if it was because I was catching the stomach flu from my son “,
Kelly added: “And so, I wasn’t doing any kind of activity, so I thought it was really weird that it was telling me my heart rate was over 120 beats per minute.” With several weeks left until her due date, the Apple Watch continued to alert Kelly to her elevated heartbeat. “It exploded the first time and I thought it was strange. Then the second time, about ten minutes later, then the third time, I think, it was maybe half an hour later” , said Kelly. “And when it exploded the third time, I thought there was something going on.”
So Kelly went to the hospital. “I literally thought I was going to die, she said. “There were so many doctors and stuff in there.” When she arrived at the facility she was in labor and had low blood pressure abruption of the placenta This occurs when the placenta separates from the inner lining of the uterus before birth This can prevent the baby from getting oxygen Despite the serious complication, Kelly gave birth to a healthy baby, Shelby Marie, three hours after arriving at the hospital.
Along with thanking the doctors and nurses at the hospital, Kelly also had some kind words to say on her Apple Watch. “Listen to it. It’s not just a text, helping you find your phone alert. It’s paying attention to it and listening to your body.” Dr. Brian Kolski also recommends the Apple Watch. A cardiologist at Providence St. Joseph Hospital, he doesn’t treat Kelly, but he does have patients who have been prescribed Apple Watches to monitor certain heart conditions. it’s low blood pressure, bleeding, high heart rate,” Kolski said. And if you go back to the stories we’ve passed on in the past about the Apple watch that saves a life, often, an elevated heart rate is the first sign the Apple Watch picks up that something is wrong.
If Kelly hadn’t been warned by her Apple Watch, she and the baby could have died from the abruption. So in this case, the Apple Watch gets two notches on its belt to save two lives at the same time.
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