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    An Army Couple Had Their Daughter at a Military Hospital. Then the Collections Calls Started for $600,000.

    An Army Couple Had Their Daughter at a Military Hospital. Then the Collections Calls Started for $600,000.

    Spc. Daysha Cartagena and her husband, Staff Sgt. Isaiah Cortez, were looking forward to the birth of their daughter in October 2021. The pregnancy hadn't been easy; Cartagena's legs and ankles were swollen, and her blood pressure had been erratic.

    When she began feeling contractions, Cartagena went to Womack Army Medical Center at Liberty, North Carolina, where she was examined and sent home, told she wasn't ready yet to have her baby. She repeated the process two more times before finally returning to Womack, her contractions coming in painful waves seconds apart, the baby's heartbeat plummeting with each squeeze. Again, she was told she wasn't dilated enough to give birth, but by then, she was leaking brown, bloody fluid, and she was allowed to stay at the hospital.

    It was the middle of the night, and Cartagena was given medication to move the process along. By 6 a.m., the doctors on call decided she needed an emergency Cesarean section. Three hours later, she had the surgery, but by then, her daughter's heartbeat was faint, she was pale and barely breathing.

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    “She was blue. She didn't scream. And there was this sudden shift inside the room as [the staff] looked at each other. It's like panic inside that room,” Cartagena said during a recent interview with .com.

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