Coronavirus: Mother of 6 dies days after giving birth

LOS ANGELES — A mother of six died Thursday from complications from the coronavirus days after giving birth to her youngest daughter.

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Veronica Guevara-Giron, 37, was eight months pregnant when she tested positive for the coronavirus, KCAL reported.

“She started saying that she couldn’t breathe. She developed a cough that couldn’t go away, so they ended up taking her to the hospital,” her sister-in-law, Nathalia Giron, told KCAL.

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Guevara-Giron was hospitalized for more than a week. Her daughter, Imani, was delivered five weeks early and put in the neonatal intensive care unit. A day later, Guevara-Giron was put on a ventilator.

“They called her husband and said she wasn’t getting any better, that he could come see her,” Giron said.

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Other than her pregnancy, she had no underlying conditions, her family said.

The family started a crowdsourced funding account to help cover funeral costs.

“We can give all the love and support a family can give, but we’re never going to amount to the mother she was,” Giron said.

37-year-old Veronica Guevara-Giron died on Thursday shortly after testing positive for coronavirus, while she was eight months pregnant with her youngest daughter.

Posted by CBS Los Angeles on Sunday, January 10, 2021

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