Excitement turned into grief when a 36-year-old mom passed away after giving birth to her quadruplets whom she and her husband have eagerly waited for after several years of longing to raise a family. She died on Thursday without even having seen her much-awaited babies.
It would have been a joyful celebration for the couple Erica and Carlos Morales from Phoenix, Arizona, who got married in October 2007, to finally start their own happy family. They have spent many years trying to conceive a child, and thanks to IVF treatment last year, they finally learned Erica has successfully conceived and was to expect quadruplets.
However, a month before she was due to deliver, she had to be rushed Tuesday to the Banner Good Samaritan Hospital over high blood pressure and was strictly monitored by her doctors.
Not long after, Erica, who was a real estate broker, gave birth to her babies; three beautiful daughters and a fine son. But hours after delivery, she died due to still unknown reasons; leaving her husband grief-stricken.
Fortunately, all her babies – Carlos Jr, Paisley, Tracy, and Erica – turned out well and healthy. The couple’s joy would have been complete.
Prior to her delivery, Erica had posted on Facebook that the births would be premature, as shared by Mirror Co Uk.
“I have to get admitted until delivery. It’s been down lower today but it’s too late.
“He will push deliver up or stall it to to 34 weeks. I’m 31 tomorrow. He said I did phenomenal. A poster child for quads. He wish they could all go this way but this last part we have to do it carefully because u can stroke out with bad blood pressure. I’m sure I won’t but he looking at how to finish things.”
Erica’s family and friends are raising money for Carlos, who now faces single parenting to four babies.
Nicole Todman , Erica’s cousin, wrote on the GoFundMe page: “My best friend and her husband Carlos have tried for the last few years to have a baby and with their Dr’s help they were blessed with not one but four beautiful children, but with that blessing came the most unimaginable tragedy my best friend was lost.
Nicole reportedly told Fox 10: “It is so hard to know she fought so hard for her children. She will never get to brush their hair, hold their hand, watch them get married. None of that will ever happen”
Ironically, another cousin named Christina expressed that it was all the couple had wanted, to have this family, to make their family complete, and yet the totally unexpected happened.