Lucky Penny's Birth Story

maternity , prenatal care


When Steve and Ashly Carroll arrived at West Valley Medical Center in the early morning hours of Oct. 28, they expected the same smooth, complication-free birth they experienced with their first daughter. But soon after their arrival, a nurse discovered the baby's cord had prolapsed – a life-threatening condition – and Ashly was rushed to the operating room for an emergency c-section. Thanks to the highly trained nurses and physicians at the West Valley Family Maternity Center, Steve and Ashly welcomed their "Lucky Penny" into the world safe and healthy just 21 minutes later.