A 39-year-old woman credits her Apple Watch with saving her and daughter’s lives when she warned him her heart rate was too high.
After being alerted three times by the device, Jessy Kelly made the decision at the end of her pregnancy to go to the hospital to find out what was going on.
“I wasn’t doing any physical activity and it told me I was at 120 bpm,” she said in an interview with CNN. When it rang a third time, I was like, ‘Okay, something’s wrong.
When she arrived at the scene, she was in labor and losing a lot of blood due to a ruptured placenta.
“I thought I was going to die,” she says. There were so many doctors around me.”
Three hours later, she gave birth to their daughter, Shelby Marie.
Mrs. Kelly considers herself lucky to have been warned by her watch.
“Pay attention to the warnings and listen to your body,” she shares.
For his part, Brian Kolski, a cardiologist at Providence Saint-Joseph Hospital in California, claims that Apple’s connected watch was actually able to alert Jessy Kelly to a problem.
“Looks like the alert went well,” he said. An increased heart rate is one of the first signals when people have low blood pressure or are bleeding.
On its website, Apple points out that while its alert system is present on all watch models, it is not perfect and does not replace the advice of a doctor.
“If you feel unwell, even if you don’t receive a notification, contact your doctor,” it says.