Utah nurse reveals her daughter-in-law is the 'miracle' baby she helped deliver 22 years ago

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By Asiya Ali

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A Utah nurse has shockingly discovered that she helped deliver her now-daughter-in-law more than twenty years ago.

On June 15, 2001, Mary Ann West was working as a Labor and Delivery nurse in Bountiful when she assisted in the delivery of a baby girl, who unbeknownst to her, would become her son's future wife.

The heroic nurse played an essential role in keeping the expectant mother, Stacy Poll, relaxed during the delivery of her daughter Kelsey.

Mary helped ensure her that the baby was safe after discovering that Stacy was suffering from velamentous cord insertion - a serious complication that happens when the umbilical cord from a fetus doesn't insert into the placenta correctly, per Cleveland Clinic.

If the rare condition isn't noticed, it can result in extreme blood loss and even death for the mother and baby. But luckily, Mary was able to save the baby Kelsey's life using her quick thinking and skill.

Speaking to KSL about the birth of her daughter, Stacy said: "She touched Kelsey before I did. She put her on my stomach and let me see that she had 10 fingers and 10 toes."

After helping to deliver the baby girl, the nurse waved goodbye to the mother and never imagined that their paths would cross again...

But, more than two decades later, Mary's son Tyler walked into the bank Kelsey was working at and the two ended up hitting it off. They then made the decision to get married and introduce each other to their families.

So, when the couple families first got together, Kelsey felt a familiar feeling about her now-mother-in-law but couldn't put a finger on it, stating: "She looked familiar, but I wasn’t sure if it was her, or not."

She ultimately decided to bring out her photo albums during the couple's nuptials preparations and see if there was any truth behind her suspicions. There, in the photobook was a picture of Mary inking Kelsey’s foot as a newborn.

Stacy also found a certificate with a nurse's signature so she asked her son-in-law if it was his mother's handwriting, and he confirmed that it was.

The family was indeed very stunned about the discovery and Kelsey remarked:  "It was one of those things that confirmed to me that Tyler was someone I wanted to be with for the rest of my life, and it also made me feel closer to his mom and his family."

Mary expressed that she was over the moon when she found out that the "miracle" baby she helped deliver was going to be an official member of her family, adding: "It really does feel like it was meant to be."

Stacy also said that she's extremely thankful that her daughter is reunited with the woman who not only saved her life but was the first one to hold her when she was born.

Featured image credit: Kelly Sillaste / Getty

Utah nurse reveals her daughter-in-law is the 'miracle' baby she helped deliver 22 years ago

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A Utah nurse has shockingly discovered that she helped deliver her now-daughter-in-law more than twenty years ago.

On June 15, 2001, Mary Ann West was working as a Labor and Delivery nurse in Bountiful when she assisted in the delivery of a baby girl, who unbeknownst to her, would become her son's future wife.

The heroic nurse played an essential role in keeping the expectant mother, Stacy Poll, relaxed during the delivery of her daughter Kelsey.

Mary helped ensure her that the baby was safe after discovering that Stacy was suffering from velamentous cord insertion - a serious complication that happens when the umbilical cord from a fetus doesn't insert into the placenta correctly, per Cleveland Clinic.

If the rare condition isn't noticed, it can result in extreme blood loss and even death for the mother and baby. But luckily, Mary was able to save the baby Kelsey's life using her quick thinking and skill.

Speaking to KSL about the birth of her daughter, Stacy said: "She touched Kelsey before I did. She put her on my stomach and let me see that she had 10 fingers and 10 toes."

After helping to deliver the baby girl, the nurse waved goodbye to the mother and never imagined that their paths would cross again...

But, more than two decades later, Mary's son Tyler walked into the bank Kelsey was working at and the two ended up hitting it off. They then made the decision to get married and introduce each other to their families.

So, when the couple families first got together, Kelsey felt a familiar feeling about her now-mother-in-law but couldn't put a finger on it, stating: "She looked familiar, but I wasn’t sure if it was her, or not."

She ultimately decided to bring out her photo albums during the couple's nuptials preparations and see if there was any truth behind her suspicions. There, in the photobook was a picture of Mary inking Kelsey’s foot as a newborn.

Stacy also found a certificate with a nurse's signature so she asked her son-in-law if it was his mother's handwriting, and he confirmed that it was.

The family was indeed very stunned about the discovery and Kelsey remarked:  "It was one of those things that confirmed to me that Tyler was someone I wanted to be with for the rest of my life, and it also made me feel closer to his mom and his family."

Mary expressed that she was over the moon when she found out that the "miracle" baby she helped deliver was going to be an official member of her family, adding: "It really does feel like it was meant to be."

Stacy also said that she's extremely thankful that her daughter is reunited with the woman who not only saved her life but was the first one to hold her when she was born.

Featured image credit: Kelly Sillaste / Getty