And two weeks later, Rachel was told the devastating news that baby Dorothy’s heart had stopped. Dorothy later died on February 22, 2016. The complicated birth also left Rachel fighting for her life.
Fortunately, though, a team of nurses helped Rachel pull through and stay alive to see her beautiful little girl before she had to say a final goodbye. The traumatic experience naturally meant that it took some time before Rachel felt ready to share her heartbreaking story with the world.
Yet, when it was finally time, Rachel revealed how she owed her life to the hospital staff who had taken care of her during and after her terrible labor. To do this, she set up a blog called An Unexpected Family Outing in July 2016. The blog primarily aims to help her cope with the tremendous loss of her baby.