Popular blogger who documented IVF struggles dies during emergency C-section 4 years ago

Popular blogger who documented IVF struggles dies during emergency C-section

She had been documenting her fertility struggles online.

Vanessa Fernandez Arango had spent the last number of months sharing her fertility journey on social media after amassing a large following.

However, she tragically died during an emergency caesarean section earlier this month, Spanish news outlet El Mundo reports.

The 30-year-old began documenting her experience with IVF at the beginning of the year in a bid to inspire other women hoping to have children.

Vanessa and her husband Jonathan announced the news in May that they were expecting a baby, saying:

“The beginning of the end. The beginning of feeling life and the end of sufferring,” she captioned a picture of a positive pregnancy test.

“So, here begins our story, our story with a happy ending.”

 

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Vanessa had turned to IVF after suffering complications during two previous pregnancies which left her without fallopian tubes.

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However, in early September, Vanessa fainted and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors performed an emergency C-section but the expectant mother went into cardiac arrest and a short while later passed away.

With their baby in intensive care, Vanessa’s husband Jonathan took to her social media platforms to say:

“The baby is in a very serious condition in the ICU and my wife has suffered a cardiac arrest that she could not overcome.”

 

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Today, baby Alvaro is recovering and is said to be doing well.

“He’s recovering little by little, he still has many tests and will continue for a while in intensive care, but it’s a little step,” dad Jonathan wrote recently.