Real Housewives Of Orange County Star Kara Keough’s Son Dies At Childbirth From Shoulder Dystocia
The heartbreaking incident happened on 6th April, when Kara was in labour. While delivering the baby, their son McCoy suffered from Shoulder Dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord, leading to his untimely death. Kara’s husband Kyle Bosworth hasnt made any comments yet regarding the mishap.
The reality show couple had been expecting their second baby for a while now and had announced the news in November in a cute instagram photo. The photo featured Kara, husband Kyle and their baby daughter Decker holding a tshirt that said “Bebe Tigre”.
What Is Shoulder Dystocia: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Birth Complication
Kara opened up about the incident through a touching Instagram post explaining what exactly happened.
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On April 6th, our son McCoy Casey Bosworth was born at 3:10am. Weighing in at 11 pounds and 4 ounces and spanning 21 inches, McCoy surprised us all with his size and strength (and overall perfection). During the course of his birth, he experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord. He joined our Heavenly Father and will live forever in the hearts of his loving parents, his adoring sister, and those that received his life-saving gifts. I wrote this for the organ/tissue procurement team to read out in his honor: “Tonight, we join together to honor this little savior’s gifts of life. Through him, may others find new hope and profound healing… and may he live again through them. May his legacy shine in the form of lifetimes aplenty – lives filled with laughter, compassion, energy, love, and most of all gratitude. May it be said that McCoy Casey Bosworth left this world in a better place, for a better place…. that he made an impact… that he was an answered prayer… that he was a hero. May angels lead him in. Thank you, McCoy.” ——————————————— And Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:20 Until we see you again… We love you, McCoy.
“On April 6th, our son McCoy Casey Bosworth was born at 3:10am. Weighing in at 11 pounds and 4 ounces and spanning 21 inches, McCoy surprised us all with his size and strength…During the course of his birth, he experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord.”
Following the death of little McCoy, Kara arranged for his organs to be donated to people or other children in need. She prayed that other children may prosper in life through McCoy’s contributions and that way, he can continue to live on in others. She continued saying that little McCoy is now in a better place.
For those of you who do not know, Shoulder Dystocia is a rare kind of birth complication where one of the shoulders of the baby gets stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during delivery. In serious cases, the condition may lead to fractures, nerve damage and even death. Mothers too face the risk of postpartum hemorrhage or uterine rupture. Its unpredictable as to when it’s happening during labour however, if need be, doctors will make efforts to have the baby removed. This is more common for mothers delivering a baby which weighs more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces, has gestational diabetes or is delivering twins or triplets.
Nevertheless, it’s quite rare, though extremely fatal. Only 0.2-3% deliveries may result in this complication.
What Kara and her family are going through is unimaginable and tragic. However, they have our support and love and we will be thinking of them during such trying times.