Pregnant mum rushed in for emergency caesarean after food poisoning from local bakery.
Ashley Buchanan was forced to undergo an emergency caesarean after eating from a Southern Sydney bakery linked to a salmonella breakout.
She ate a hot chicken roll at the Box Village Bakery in Sylvania on Sunday after a birthing class with her husband.
The couple were both admitted to hospital with severe food poisoning by Sunday night, 9news reports.
“The infection was so severe and I was so sick,” she told 2UE Breakfast hosts, John Stanley and Garry Linnel.
By Tuesday, her condition was so bad that doctors had to perform an emergency C-section, despite Ashley only being 35 weeks pregnant.
“For your first child – or any child – you don’t expect for it to pan out like that. We were just so lucky that the doctors got this in time,” she said.
“It was all quite frightening because my blood pressure went right down and they had to rush me to ICU straight after delivery.”
She was unable to see Ava for the first 24 hours after her birth because she was in ICU.
While her husband has left hospital, Ashley and her daughter remain in recovery. She told the radio hosts that she hopes pregnant women take her story as a warning to be careful when it comes to food.
“I’m devastated I ate it. I’ve been so careful with everything I’ve eaten my whole pregnancy and I opted for the hot chicken roll. I saw that the chicken was in a hot pan and it was steaming I thought, you know, ‘it should be right.’”
The couple’s daughter, Ava, is healthy and well.
What a scary situation to go through. We are so glad everyone is now healthy.
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