Pregnant Woman Performs CPR on Husband, Gives Birth Shortly After He Wakes from Coma

The Goette family has a lot to be thankful for after a close call. Photo: Courtesy CaringBridge
The Goette family has a lot to be thankful for after a close call.

October 23, 2018 12:06 PM

Ashley and Andrew Goette knew they would need to go to the hospital soon, since Ashley was 39 weeks pregnant. However, the hospital visit was an early arrival that took an unexpected turn when Andrew went into cardiac arrest Tuesday.

Ashley administered CPR at their West St. Paul home until paramedics arrived, bringing Andrew United Hospital, according to Allina Health. 


Andrew was put into a medically-induced coma to reduce brain damage. 

"Although there was fear he might have suffered severe damage from the cardiac arrest, when he was warmed and awakened on Wednesday, he turned out to be fully responsive and neurologically intact," Allina Health said in a release.

He woke up just in time.

Ashley was scheduled to have her labor induced, and Andrew was at her side. She gave birth to her son, Lennon Andrew, at the Mother Baby Center at United and Children's Minnesota Friday.

 Ashley and baby Lennon are at Andrew's side at United Hospital until he is discharged.

A press conference is scheduled for noon Tuesday with the family and Dr. Alex Teeters, a critical care physician who cared for Andrew.

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