Dr. Zylkia Rodriguez of Bronson Women’s Service was amazing and saved his life

Cristan Arnold, Patient

Towards the end of my pregnancy, I was experiencing high blood pressure so I went to labor and delivery triage at Bronson BirthPlace in Kalamazoo. I was monitored for several hours before I was admitted and it was decided I needed an induction. After three long days of induction, our baby’s heart rate increased to an extremely high level. My placenta had abrupted and the baby was barely hanging on. Within 30 minutes, we had an emergency C-section and welcomed our little boy. The surgeon, Dr. Zylkia Rodriguez of Bronson Women’s Service, was amazing and saved his life.

I can’t even begin to explain all the emotions that came with his birth. My husband and I are so grateful the Lord spared our special Tukker David. He was 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and PERFECT.

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