But just three days before she married her partner Jason, whom she met while working at a restaurant, the soon-to-be bride suddenly awoke covered in her own blood.
“I feel something hot and hot between my legs and that’s blood,” she recalled. “When I walked into the bathroom and saw how much blood there was, I said ‘this is too much, this is not normal’.”
Jason rushed his wife-to-be to the hospital where she was thought to have miscarried.
Although the medical staff insisted that she was not pregnant, she continued to check for a heartbeat – and they heard a heartbeat.
“They had to look at the monitor to see how far away the baby was. They were estimating 28 weeks, 30 weeks,” Lisa said.
Doctors also said that Lisa suffered a ruptured placenta – when it was separated from the uterus early – which caused heavy bleeding.
This meant that the baby would soon lose blood flow, so doctors had to perform an emergency cesarean section – with the tot. be born early, it only weighs 4 pounds 4 ounces.
Confronting what happened, Jason said: “When you wake up at five in the morning and you’re told you’re going to be a father and you go to bed thinking you’re not going to be a father, it’s a complete shock.”
“I saw the baby a few hours after he recovered,” the new mother added.
The baby remained in intensive care for a while until his lungs developed properly.