A mother dies while giving birth to her daughter due to a rare childbirth complication.

We often forget how vulnerable women can be when giving birth to their child. Even in our modern times, where medical science has made so much progress, there are many things that can go wrong.

Unfortunately for this family, a rare complication occurred, and they lost their loved one… Keep reading to learn more.

This was the fifth time Kelli Tyler was pregnant. The young mother from Oklahoma was very excited about becoming a mother for the fifth time. She actively posted updates about her pregnancy.

But shortly after giving birth for the fifth time, Kelli tragically passed away due to a rare childbirth complication.

Last week, Tyler changed her profile picture on Facebook as she prepared to give birth once again. Just one day later, she passed away.

“Amniotic fluid entered Kelli’s bloodstream [and] she was losing more blood than she could absorb,” explained Julie Roach, Tyler’s mother. “I think the last words my granddaughter said – she said them – were, ‘I’m about to faint.'”

Amniotic fluid embolism is a “dangerous and potentially deadly complication,” according to the Cleveland Clinic. It can occur during childbirth or shortly afterward.

The reason it can be lethal is that it is “very challenging to diagnose because the symptoms can be similar to other serious complications during childbirth.”

The Cleveland Clinic’s website explains that “for reasons usually unknown, some people have a severe allergic reaction to amniotic fluid mixing with their blood.” This reaction can lead to cardiac arrest, uncontrolled breathing, or lung failure.

“She’d come back for a minute or two and start coding again,” Mrs. Roach described the final moments of her daughter.

At that time, Tyler was giving birth to her daughter, Jalie. It’s still unknown whether Jalie will have any long-term health complications due to her traumatic birth. The family won’t know “until she grows a little more.”

“Jalie won’t know her mother in person, but she will know her. We have photos, we have recordings that we’ll play on repeat,” Mrs. Roach said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help cover unexpected medical expenses and daily costs for the care of the newborn and the family during this traumatic period. The fundraiser was launched a week ago and has raised three times the intended amount.

This is such a heartbreaking story. We send our best wishes to the family as they navigate through this ordeal. Please share this story with others so that more people are made aware of this rare complication and its awareness spreads.

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