Pregnant bride dies of battle minutes before she reaches the altar in Brazil
A pregnant bride died of a stroke minutes before she reached the altar, leaving her groom a single father behind their newborn daughter who was delivered by caesarean section.
Nurse Jessica Guedes, 30, was six months pregnant and apparently healthy when she began to feel sick in the limousine on her way to church on Sunday in São Paulo.
Initially, her family thought she was anxious about the ceremony after complaining that she felt dizzy with pain in her neck.
This caused the entourage to be late and they did not know that the victim was suffering from the pre-eclampsia that would soon rob her of her young life and motherhood.
Jessica Guedes on her wedding day in São Paulo, Brazil. She suffered a stroke and died on the way to the altar
Flavio Gonçalvez was left on his wedding day as a single father to his newborn daughter after fiancee Jessica Guedes suddenly collapsed in the way the ceremony
Gonçalvez with his newborn daughter who was born by caesarean section after the tragic death of his fiancé
She was declared brain dead by doctors shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Her fiancé, fireman lieutenant Flavio Gonçalvez, 31, already waiting for the altar, was surprised by the delay.
But when she arrived, a relative ran into the location and begged for help after the mother first fainted in the car.
In an interview with the Brazilian Crescer Magazine, the groom said: & I was worried because I was waiting for her on the altar and it took a long time for her to come in. A cousin of hers ran across the carpet and told me she had fainted.
& # 39; I opened the car door and she just regained consciousness to talk to me. I said to her: & # 39; & # 39; Baby, I'm here & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She replied that everything was fine, but that she had severe pain in her neck. At that time I became a savior, just like I was with the fire department for seven years.
& # 39; I took her out of the limousine, started first aid and asked for help from my firefighter friends who were there as guests. & # 39;
Jessica Guedes was six months pregnant and apparently healthy when she suddenly died on her wedding day (left) and (right) showing off her baby bump during her early days of her pregnancy
Firefighter lieutenant Flavio Gonçalvez and nurse Jessica Guedes would marry on Sunday until a tragedy struck
Jessica was taken to a maternity clinic in the center of São Paulo. However, due to the complexity of the case, she was transferred to the private Pro Matre Paulista Maternity Clinic.
According to the medical report, the mother had a stroke due to pre-eclampsia and internal bleeding, forcing surgeons to remove the womb.
Given the seriousness of the case, the medical team carried out a caesarean section to save the life of the 29-week-old baby, and the young mother, who had been declared brain dead, died after the operation.
Sophia was born weighing 2.05 pounds and 13.5 inches (930 grams and 34 centimeters) and is in intensive care for newborns. She will probably be in the hospital for at least two months.
A relative of the victim said: & # 39; Jessica went to prenatal care, did not have high blood pressure during her pregnancy, and was healthy, did physical activity and ate well. & # 39;
In a statement, the hospital confirmed that Jessica Guedes was admitted to motherhood last Sunday.
Fireman Flavio Gonçalvez (right) desperately tried to save his fiance (left) when she collapsed on their wedding day
Caesarean section was performed after Mrs. Guedes collapsed. Pictured (above) is Mr. Gonçalvez with his newborn daughter shortly after surgery
& # 39; At present, the entire maternity team gives priority to the support, comfort and attention of Lieutenant Gonçalves' families and patients & # 39; (by) helping them with all necessary measures. & # 39;
A video of the bride's final moments shows her happily waving at the camera in her dress on her wedding day.
But within a few hours she was dead, and her groom was left with bitter sweet emotions as he learned to cope with the loss of his bride while seeking comfort in the birth of his child.
Images capture the incredible moment when the premature child responds to her father's voice by opening her eyes, looking at him and seemingly reaching him with an outstretched hand crawling out from under the covers.
The relatives' father said: & Jessica was really a cheerful person who loved life, an enlightened and strong being of light. I was so looking forward to becoming her husband and becoming a father. I will be strong and I will not weaken in the face of adversity.
Mrs. Guedes (right) was declared brain dead shortly after arriving at the hospital after she collapsed on the way to the altar to marry Mr. Gonçalvez (left)
A video of Mrs. Guedes moments before she died showed her happily waving at the camera in her dress on her wedding day
& # 39; The love of my life has taught me how to properly respect and treat a woman so that I can learn how to take care of our daughter.
& # 39; I still can't believe this happened. It seems like I'm in a sad movie, and you cry, cry, cry, but leave the cinema knowing it was just a movie.
& # 39; In my case, however, the movie will never be over and suffering will continue forever. & # 39; he added emotionally.
After the unforeseen tragedy, the new father discovered that his health plan did not cover private maternity care. But within a few days of friends setting up an online pussy, colleagues from the military police helped raise more than £ 20,000 (100.00 reais) needed to cover the costs.
The family decided to respect Jessica's request to donate her organs and she was buried yesterday after the release of her body.
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