The husband of a fertility blogger who died giving birth to the couple’s son has shared an emotional tribute to his late wife.
Vanessa Fernandez Arango recently passed away from complications arising from an emergency Caesarean section that saved her son’s life.
To honour her memory, Arango’s husband Jonathan Garcia has decided to continue updating his wife’s 8,000 followers with news of their son’s life.
Following his wife’s death, the new dad wrote on Instagram: “You have helped me as much as I hope that she helped you.”
Arango, from Spain, gained her Instagram following after she posted a positive pregnancy test that detailed the couple’s struggles with fertility.
In her first post on May 8, which celebrated the couple’s pregnancy, she’d written: “The beginning of the end. The principle of feeling life, and the end of suffering.”
According to Arango, she’d undergone two ectopic pregnancies before finally getting pregnant with her son through in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
“So here begins our story, our story with a happy ending,” the mum-to-be had written.
However, issues arose when Arango was 38 weeks pregnant with the couple’s son and began to feel pain before fainting while the family was eating breakfast.
According to Arango’s husband, doctors decided to perform an emergency C-section in the hopes of saving the baby.
The couple’s son, Alvaro, survived the surgery but his mother suffered a heart attack and passed away.
Following his wife’s heartbreaking death, Garcia had originally written that he planned to close the account, Kidspot reported.
“You will understand that this account will now close. Thank you all for making her laugh,” he’d written.
Despite his initial plans, the new father has kept the Instagram open with updates on Alvaro, who is getting stronger each day.
On a photo of himself, his new son and the family’s dog uploaded on September 15, he wrote: “Here you have our first family photo, the fourth member of the family that watches from the sky and helps us get up at three is missing.”
Concluding the emotional post, in which he also thanked the hospital staff, Garcia wrote: “We will continue fighting to get ahead as we can, with your support, friends and family, nothing can stop us.”
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