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UT Physicians team helps mom count her blessings after stroke during pregnancy

Jamie McCown always dreamed of being a mom. At eight weeks pregnant, she had a scare after experiencing a stroke in her sleep. Today, she feels blessed with her healthy baby, Levi, and minimal impairment. (Photo by: Logan Ball, UT Physicians)

August 23, 2023

A stroke is the last thing Jamie McCown imagined for herself – especially at age 39. She routinely visited her primary care physician and gynecologist, and didn’t have high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, or cardiac issues that usually correlate with having a stroke. But at eight weeks pregnant, Jamie experienced a stroke in her sleep.







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