The lovely Kimberly Martinez and son Joaquin (5). Kimberly struggled to sustain a pregnancy before Joaquin was conceived. She had 6 miscarriages and was ultimately diagnosed with a blood disorder and put on meds to address that. Her pregnancy with Joaquin was healthy and uneventful for the most part. 5 weeks before her due date, on Christmas Day , her water broke, and she was hospitalized. Because she hadn't had a chance to wean off of her meds, they waited until the next morning to induce her and after almost a full day of labor and an epidural which was turned off for the pushing phase, her son was born. While technically a preemie, Joaquin was healthy and had no breathing issues although he did have to spend time in NICU due to jaundice. Kimberly's placenta would not deliver, and she started hemorrhaging. They tried to manually remove it to no avail, and she was rushed to the operating room. It was determined that she had placenta accreta, meaning her placenta had grown through her uterus and as a result, had to have an emergency hysterectomy. Kimberly has an amazing outlook on what could have been a very traumatic experience and is ultimately just very grateful that her son is alive and well.