An Alberta woman had no choice but to take an air ambulance after suddenly going into labour 32 weeks early.
But now she’s left with a hefty medical bill, struggling to pay it off.
Amy Savill, a mother of two from High Prairie, was visiting her family in Northern Ontario when she unexpectedly went into labour, reported CTV News.
She was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital.
But according to the Toronto Star, the hospital in Timmins wasn’t equipped to handle births prior to 32 weeks gestation.
An air ambulance was called in to transport Savill to a hospital in Sudbury, about four hours away.
The price for the air lift ended up being $30,000.
“At that point it was life or death for my baby, so we said we’ll figure it out later,” Savill told CTV News.
When she arrived in Sudbury, Savill underwent an emergency caesarean section and gave birth to a baby girl, Amelia.
Now Savill is left to cover the air lift in spite of Canada’s universal health care.
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