Pregnant woman’s horrific diagnosis after ‘slight headache’

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A pregnant Queensland woman has had to undergo surgery on her brain after a horrifying diagnosis following a “slight headache”.

Jaylee Clayton, 29, a nurse from Kallangur north of Brisbane, suffered a headache on January 18 while at work, according to a GoFundMe page started by her sister Kara Geale.

Ms Geale wrote her sister had suffered a brain aneurysm.

“She was raced to emergency brain surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where we were told to expect the worst,” she wrote.

“Jaylee made it through the surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma in ICU. Jaylee is fighting and so is her baby boy.”

Jaylee Clayton, 29, is pictured.
Jaylee Clayton, 29, is pregnant but had to be hospitalised after suffering a brain aneurysm. Source: Facebook/ Kara Geale

Ms Geale told 7News her sister thought the “slight headache” might have been caused by her pregnancy. She had fallen pregnant after three attempts at IVF.

But doctors discovered that Ms Clayton has two brain aneurysms: one which has burst and another which hasn’t.

She said Ms Clayton is out of surgery now and recovering.

An ultrasound of a baby.
Ms Clayton fell pregnant after three IVF attempts. Source: Facebook

“Jaylee faces more risks and surgeries having found a second aneurysm on her right side of the brain, which her neurosurgeons are monitoring closely,” Ms Geale wrote.

Husband says nurse is ‘most caring person’

Ms Geale wrote that doctors will wait for Ms Clayton to recover from the first surgery before attempting further surgeries.

“Jaylee is a nurse and works everyday caring for others. Her husband Josh, as you can imagine, is not working at the moment and is at Jaylee's bedside day and night.

“They are expecting their first baby and I would love to take away the stress of bills and making ends meet in this time of need which will be a long road.”

Ms Clayton’s husband Josh told The Courier-Mail his wife is “the world’s most loving, caring person”.

“She is just a pure soul with nothing but positivity,” he told the paper.

“Even now I can see in her eyes how frustrated she is, but she will keep fighting.”

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