Pregnant Bride, 30, Dies From Stroke Minutes From Altar Before Doctors Save Baby With Emergency C-Section
Getting married won’t necessarily make you happier or bring happiness. I have several other examples on this blog going back years of people who died either ON their wedding day or shortly after getting married.
Sept 19, 2019
by Janet Tappin Coelho
A PREGNANT bride died from a stroke minutes before arriving at the altar, leaving her groom a single father when doctors managed to save their baby’s life.
Jessica Guedes, 30, a nurse, was six months pregnant and apparently healthy when she fell ill in the limo on the way to the church last Sunday in São Paulo.
At first her family thought she was suffering from anxiety due to wedding nerves after she complained of feeling dizzy with pains in her neck.
Because of this the entourage was running late and they were unaware the victim was suffering from the pre-eclampsia which would shortly rob her of her young life and motherhood.
The bride was declared brain dead by doctors shortly after arriving at hospital.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition which can go unnoticed in pregnant women or those who have just given birth.
….Her fiancé, firefighter Lieutenant Flavio Gonçalvez, 31, who was already waiting at the altar, was surprised by the delay.
ON HER WEDDING DAY
In an interview with Brazilian Crescer Magazine, the groom said: “I was worried because I was waiting for her at the altar and she was taking ages to come in.
“A cousin of hers ran down the carpet and told me that she had passed out.
….According to the medical report, the mother had a stroke, due to preeclampsia and internal bleeding that meant surgeons were forced to remove the uterus.
Given the severity of the case, the medical team performed an emergency caesarean section to save the 29-week-old baby’s life and the young mum, who had been declared brain dead, died after the operation.