Camryn Manheim’s joy at becoming a new mom was shattered when she suddenly found herself at the center of a medical emergency!
The beloved veteran of “The Practice” and “Ghost Whisperer” became a mom on March 6, 2001 — giving birth to her son MIlo
Although the actress had been keeping the father’s identity hidden, The National ENQUIRER soon revealed that the dad was hunky model and former college basketball star Jeffrey Brezovar — who acted as a sperm donor, but had still vowed to play a major role in the baby’s life.
Held up by an East Coast snowstorm, the baby’s delighted dad arrived just minutes before the delivery at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
But before Camryn could fully savor the joy of delivering her son, a crisis erupted.
“Camryn went into shock when her blood pressure dropped to dangerously low levels,” a family friend told The ENQUIRER.
“Camryn was in pretty bad shape for a couple of hours, as her doctors worked to stabilize her and get her pressure back up. It was scary for her family.
“The delivery went incredibly smoothly. That’s why the post-birth complications had everyone reeling!”
Severe low blood pressure immediately after childbirth can lead to loss of consciousness, dangerous heart arrhythmias, shock and even death.
The full-figured actress had decided time was running out for her to have a child — so she called on her trusted pal Jeffrey.
“Camryn and Jeffrey have been close friends for years. So when she finally decided it was time to respond to her biological clock, she turned to Jeffrey and asked him to be a sperm donor. He was happy to oblige,” disclosed the friend.
After Camryn gave birth, said the friend, “Jeffrey was so elated he began calling everyone he knew, telling them how gorgeous his new son was. He was ecstatic and Camryn couldn’t be happier.”
Milo — who a source said “looks just like his dad” — has since gone on to start his own career as an actor. He made his TV debut on an episode of “The Ghost Whisperer,” and is set to make his first big impression in the upcoming Disney Channel TV-movie “Zombies!”