Mom Who Vanished Hours Before Her C-Section Is Found & Rushed Into Delivery

A pregnant mom has been found, after vanishing just hours before her scheduled C-section last week. 49-year-old Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther required a cesarean delivery due to medical complications, and once she was found, she was rushed to a nearby hospital to deliver.


The health of the baby is unknown at this point, but we do know that Bradshaw-Crowther left of her own accord. The North Carolina mom was schedule for a C-section on Tuesday, June 2, but disappeared before her daughter could take her to the hospital to deliver.

Her eldest daughter, Lauren Lusk, reportedly went out to get gas before driving her mom to the hospital to give birth. "We were gone about seven or eight minutes," Lusk said about her trip to fill up the tank. "When we got back she was gone. Nothing was missing, she was just gone."

I can't even imagine the panic that they felt over this woman, especially considering that she would likely die if she went into labor on her own. Lusk even came in from her home in Kansas to North Carolina to help her mama, so obviously she had at least some support.

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So what the heck happened? Unfortunately, we don't really know. Bradshaw-Crowther was labeled as high risk not just because of her age, but also because she had a blood vessel disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, that could be fatal during a natural birth.

Police say that she was found in western North Carolina just after 1 p.m. on Monday, and was immediately taken to a medical center. She was described as being in "good condition," and apparently told law enforcement, "I am Carrie," when they apprehended her.

Right now, we just hope that little baby is doing OK, and that Bradshaw-Crowther is able to come to terms with whatever it was that caused her to take off in the first place.

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