What it's like to die and come back with Emmy-nominated and award-winning TV producer & author Stephanie Arnold - Died for 37 seconds
Stephanie Arnold was an Emmy-nominated and award-winning TV producer who spent 27 years creating and producing TV shows, music videos, and documentaries. She left the “business” in 2008 after meeting the love of her life. From that point on, the only thing she wanted to produce was a family. It was during the birth of her second child that Stephanie suffered a rare, but often fatal, a condition called an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) and died on the operating table for 37 seconds. Everything she does now is a direct result of her survival. Stephanie currently serves on the board of directors for the AFE Foundation, speaks on patient advocacy to organizations like the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), medical institutions, and nursing organizations (AWHONN). She was the face for the legislative campaign When Seconds Count (ASA) and also for the mother’s day LifeSource program, helping to educate about blood donation. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital and continues to raise money for research and education into one of the leading causes of maternal death in the world. She was named one of the Today’s Chicago Woman’s “100 Women of Inspiration.” She blogs and offers support to families affected by trauma and surviving against the odds. She has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Good Morning America, Megyn Kelly Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Day LA, and has been featured in Yahoo, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, DailyMailUK, Cosmopolitan online and many more. Her multi-award-winning, best-selling debut book is being translated into many languages and is currently being distributed worldwide. Stephanie Arnold lives in Chicago with her husband Jonathan and is the loving mother of Adina, Jacob, and stepdaughter Valentina.