I Predicted My Own Near-Death Experience

Posted by on September 2, 2016 in Dying, NDE, & OBE, Reality's Edge with 3 Comments
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Stephanie Arnold is the author of 37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven’s Help. Image Yahoo.com

Stephanie Arnold is the author of 37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven’s Help. (Photo: Stephanie Arnold)

By Stephanie Arnold  | Yahoo.com

“If a stranger asked how my pregnancy was going, I’d tell them that I was going to die.”

Imagine having premonitions that you were going to die at a very specific moment in the near future. That’s exactly what happened to Stephanie Arnold when she was pregnant with her second child. After finding out she had a placenta previa (meaning her placenta was growing on top of her cervix), she began experiencing intense visions of dying during childbirth. Throughout her pregnancy, doctors told her she had nothing to worry about, but during her emergency C-section in May 2013, Stephanie flatlined for 37 seconds. With the help of a regression therapist, she was able to understand more about what happened to her, as well as start the healing process. This harrowing experience is the subject of her newly published memoir, 37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven’s Help.


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The Moment I Knew Something Was Wrong
Up until 20 weeks, my second pregnancy was perfect. I had no problems, no nausea. I thought to myself: This is easy. At the 20-week ultrasound, though, I was diagnosed with a placenta previa, which means the placenta was growing on top of my cervix. The doctor told me it wasn’t a big issue, but I just didn’t have a good feeling about it. There was something resonating with me that this wasn’t going to end well. The doctor explained to me what a previa was—it’s a condition where the placenta partially or fully blocks the uterus, interfering with delivery—and then had to leave the room to take a phone call. As soon as he walked out, it felt like a wave had come over me.

When I got home from my doctor’s appointment, I looked on the Internet and learned that a previa could turn into an accreta, which means that the placenta will marry itself too deeply into the uterus, sometimes resulting in the need for a hysterectomy. What happens is there’s too much blood and doctors aren’t able to pull the placenta apart from the uterus. You can hemorrhage, and in the worst-case scenario, you could actually die. When I read that, I had the same sort of visceral reaction I had when I met my husband (I knew he was going to be my husband as soon as I met him). But this time I said, “This is going to happen to me.” I just knew I was going to die.

The Morbid Visions Started Coming Fast and Furious
I was taking my daughter to school in New York City, and I was walking across a park—there was a fountain, but it was turned off because it was February. I walked past the fountain, and all of a sudden I had a vision of the fountain going from water to blood—there was blood leaking out of everywhere. My hands got cold, and I had to catch myself off-balance. Luckily, my daughter was in her stroller. I told myself to shake it off.

“I just knew I was going to die.”

But the next day, I was walking in the bakery aisle of the grocery store, buying the ingredients for the challah bread I make every Friday night, when all of a sudden I had a vision of me being buried, having dirt thrown on my casket, and my husband reciting prayers. These were the kinds of things that were happening to me—multiple times a day. I was feeling it in my fingers and in my toes, and it was too loud to ignore. You know how when you have a dream that stays with you and you just feel that there’s something about it, like there’s a heaviness weighing on you? That’s what this was like.

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“If a stranger asked how my pregnancy was going, I’d tell them that I was going to die.” (Photo: Stephanie Arnold)

Imagine having premonitions that you were going to die at a very specific moment in the near future. That’s exactly what happened to Stephanie Arnold when she was pregnant with her second child. After finding out she had a placenta previa (meaning her placenta was growing on top of her cervix), she began experiencing intense visions of dying during childbirth. Throughout her pregnancy, doctors told her she had nothing to worry about, but during her emergency C-section in May 2013, Stephanie flatlined for 37 seconds. With the help of a regression therapist, she was able to understand more about what happened to her, as well as start the healing process. This harrowing experience is the subject of her newly published memoir, 37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven’s Help.

The Moment I Knew Something Was Wrong
Up until 20 weeks, my second pregnancy was perfect. I had no problems, no nausea. I thought to myself: This is easy. At the 20-week ultrasound, though, I was diagnosed with a placenta previa, which means the placenta was growing on top of my cervix. The doctor told me it wasn’t a big issue, but I just didn’t have a good feeling about it. There was something resonating with me that this wasn’t going to end well. The doctor explained to me what a previa was—it’s a condition where the placenta partially or fully blocks the uterus, interfering with delivery—and then had to leave the room to take a phone call. As soon as he walked out, it felt like a wave had come over me.

When I got home from my doctor’s appointment, I looked on the Internet and learned that a previa could turn into an accreta, which means that the placenta will marry itself too deeply into the uterus, sometimes resulting in the need for a hysterectomy. What happens is there’s too much blood and doctors aren’t able to pull the placenta apart from the uterus. You can hemorrhage, and in the worst-case scenario, you could actually die. When I read that, I had the same sort of visceral reaction I had when I met my husband (I knew he was going to be my husband as soon as I met him). But this time I said, “This is going to happen to me.” I just knew I was going to die.

The Morbid Visions Started Coming Fast and Furious
I was taking my daughter to school in New York City, and I was walking across a park—there was a fountain, but it was turned off because it was February. I walked past the fountain, and all of a sudden I had a vision of the fountain going from water to blood—there was blood leaking out of everywhere. My hands got cold, and I had to catch myself off-balance. Luckily, my daughter was in her stroller. I told myself to shake it off.

“I just knew I was going to die.”

But the next day, I was walking in the bakery aisle of the grocery store, buying the ingredients for the challah bread I make every Friday night, when all of a sudden I had a vision of me being buried, having dirt thrown on my casket, and my husband reciting prayers. These were the kinds of things that were happening to me—multiple times a day. I was feeling it in my fingers and in my toes, and it was too loud to ignore. You know how when you have a dream that stays with you and you just feel that there’s something about it, like there’s a heaviness weighing on you? That’s what this was like.

I’ve always had a keen sense of intuition. I think we all have it, but we just tend to ignore it. When I was younger, for example, I hugged my uncle, and I knew it was the last time I would see him. Two days later, he died. Once, I felt my heart ache, and at that moment, I asked my father, “Have you spoken to grandma lately?” That was pretty much exactly when she had a heart attack. Why I said grandma and why I felt pain, I don’t know. I used to chalk it up to coincidence, but after everything that’s happened to me, I will never doubt it again.

No One Believed What I Had to Say
After the 20-week ultrasound, I spoke to doctors, and I had consultations with specialists. If a stranger asked how my pregnancy was going, I’d tell them that I was going to die. At this point, my husband, Jonathan, thought I was crazy. Nobody would listen to me. I even started writing and sending out goodbye letters to those I was close with.

I’ve always had a keen sense of intuition. I think we all have it, but we just tend to ignore it. When I was younger, for example, I hugged my uncle, and I knew it was the last time I would see him. Two days later, he died. Once, I felt my heart ache, and at that moment, I asked my father, “Have you spoken to grandma lately?” That was pretty much exactly when she had a heart attack. Why I said grandma and why I felt pain, I don’t know. I used to chalk it up to coincidence, but after everything that’s happened to me, I will never doubt it again.

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No One Believed What I Had to Say
After the 20-week ultrasound, I spoke to doctors, and I had consultations with specialists. If a stranger asked how my pregnancy was going, I’d tell them that I was going to die. At this point, my husband, Jonathan, thought I was crazy. Nobody would listen to me. I even started writing and sending out goodbye letters to those I was close with.

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  1. 152298405121054@facebook.com' Nick Hilton says:

    I dreamt I got shot in the face while in a contact.. had the same dream 4 timed.

  2. 1628330000764684@facebook.com' Thea Erasmus says:

    That breath that you just took; that’s a gift. She flat lined for 37 seconds. I flat lined for 2 and a half hours, with a C section, aneasthetic gass, woke up 2 days later in an ICU. 2014. Life changing experiences I am sure she appreciates life

  3. 823191871135210@facebook.com' Graham Thompson says:

    I dreamt this was all a load of craps and guess what it was

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