“We want his life to mean as much to as many people as possible and to let all of the positive ripples of his life be there,” the former Real Housewives of Orange County staple told Good Morning America on Monday, May 11.
In her first interview since the tragedy, Kara revealed that she changed her birth plan at the last minute due to concerns over the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Kara explained that her initial plan was to labor at home before heading to the hospital when it was “push time.” However, she later decided to “take that burden off the healthcare system” and deliver at home.
“I was so excited to have, you know, this process where we labored at home, and then at the last second when it was push time we would go to the hospital, and you know, have an unmedicated birth in the hospital setting with the support of my husband, my doula, and then my daughter was going to get to come,” Kara revealed.
She continued, “I had just, you know, great test results on everything, always measuring right, on track, baby looked great. I had what my obstetrician called an uneventful and boring pregnancy.”
“And then coronavirus,” she went on. “Once I found out the doula wasn’t going to be able to be there, I started to get really anxious. In some cities, people weren’t even allowed to have their birth partner in the delivery room with them And then I started to get really anxious and really afraid.”
“Moms were talking about their babies actually being taken away from them after they ran a fever,” Kara added.
“You know, I’m sitting there thinking, ‘What if I spiked a fever because that’s sometimes a normal part of giving birth and then I get my baby taken from me?’” Kara explained. “The irony now looking back is I don’t have my baby now, but the fear of all that compounded so much.”
According to Kara, McCoy’s head came out “really quickly,” but he then experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord. The newborn finally emerged with the help of a doula and midwife.
However, a pulse could be found and McCoy was rushed to the hospital. McCoy was without oxygen and a heart rate for 45 minutes and suffered severe brain trauma as a result. He was put on a ventilator for 72 hours but his condition did not improve.
The RHOC alum, her husband Kyle Bosworth, and their 4-year-old daughter, Decker spent time with McCoy before his death.
“We’re really glad that we got to meet him and got to know him,” she said.
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Kara’s son McCoy Casey Bosworth experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord during his birth, and days later, his parents received the prognosis they feared most: he’d suffered severe brain damage and was unlikely to recover. Her full story: https://gma.abc/3dzXg6z
“She’s reached out to a lot of friends. She’s reached out to people who’ve lost children,” Jeana told HollywoodLife. “Morgan Beck, Bode Miller‘s wife, lost a baby, an 18-month-old to a swimming accident. She and Kara were close throughout all of that and Morgan was one of the first to reach out to her this time. And a lot of women that have lost children for different reasons have reached out to her. So that’s been great.”
On top of the loss of McCoy, the Keough family is also mourning the loss of their patriarch Matt Keough, 64, who passed away from a pulmonary embolism just weeks after his grandson’s death.
“You know what to lose a grandchild and an ex-husband in less than three weeks — it’s been rough,” she said.
Our hearts are with the entire Keough family during this unthinkable time. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Bosworth and Keough family during this time of healing and mourning.
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