ORLANDO, Florida (WFLA) – After the sudden death of a baby's mother, a birth center in Florida has gone on Facebook to ask for donations to breast milk.
The Tree of Life birth and gynecology center announced that the baby's mother had arrived from Venezuela two weeks ago after fleeing the troubles. She had not been seen by a doctor for six weeks and had had a seizure while she was traveling to Deltona from Miami.
"While she was driving at the age of 95, she had an epileptic seizure, they took her to the nearest hospital in Vero Beach." then felt that she was suffering from severe brain damage, "said WKMG Kaleen Richards, founder of Tree of Life.The mother had to undergo an emergency caesarean section to save the baby, 37 weeks old. She died the next day, leaving behind a husband and two other children, according to the center.
"She was suffering from a pre-clampsia condition, which became eclamptic following an epileptic seizure and died within 24 hours after delivery."
Individuals wishing to help the family by donating breast milk should bring a copy of lab work showing negative test results for hepatitis B and C and HIV.
The facility now accepts breast milk donations at its Orlando and DeLand facilities during regular business hours.
For more information, visit www.tolbirth.com.