A mother of 6 died of complications from COVID-19 a day after she gave birth - Insider

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Ashley Gomez, a 30-year-old nurse, developed COVID-19 complications after giving birth to her son. She died before she could hold him.
Ashley Gomez, a 30-year-old nurse and mother of six, died on January 3 due to complications from COVID-19.

Gomez, who had been juggling her own COVID-19 patients, parenting five sons, and was in her third trimester of pregnancy just weeks prior, developed shortness of breath.

She was admitted to a hospital with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which can be fatal for many COVID-19 patients, on January 1.

"We are heartbroken to say, our beautiful Ashley lost her fight. Devastated is an understatement," a GoFundMe by her family reads.

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Ashley Gomez, a 30-year-old mother of six and nurse, died on January 3 due to complications from COVID-19.

Just two weeks earlier, Gomez, who lived in Northridge, California, had been working as a nurse treating COVID-19 patients and raising five sons, all in the third trimester of her pregnancy, reported ABC7.

Her husband Wilbur Gomez told ABC7 that…
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