PHOTOS: Pregnant bride dies minutes before her wedding

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Jessica Guedes, a 30-year-old pregnant bride, has died moments to her wedding leaving her groom become a single father to their daughter who was delivered by a cesarean section.

Guedes, who is a nurse died after suffering a stroke while on her way to the church for her wedding in the Brazillian city of São Paulo on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

According to a report on the deceased fell sick on the way and her family had thought she was suffering from anxiety

But it turned out that she was suffering from pre-eclampsia which eventually took her life and deprived her of seeing her baby. After getting some support from her entourage, Guedes was rushed to a hospital where she declared brain dead by doctors shortly after arriving following a stroke.

All this while, her fiancé who is a firefighter, Lieutenant Flavio Gonçalvez, 31, was waiting at the altar and was surprised by the delay.

Jessica Guedes: Pregnant bride dies minutes before her wedding (photo)

“I was worried because I was waiting for her at the altar and she was taking ages to come in. A cousin of hers ran down the carpet and told me that she had passed out.I opened the car door and she was lying down but regained consciousness to talk to me. I said to her, ‘Baby, I’m here’.

She replied that everything was fine, but that she had severe pain in the back of her neck. At that moment, I became a rescuer, as I have been for seven years with the Fire Department.

‘I took her out of the limo, started first aid and asked for help from my firefighter friends who were there as guests,” Gonçalvez stated.

Guedes was rushed to a state maternity hospital in central São Paulo. However, due to the complexity of the case, she was transferred to the private Pro Matre Paulista Maternity Hospital.

According to the medical report the mother had a stroke brought on by pre-eclampsia as well as internal bleeding, which meant surgeons were forced to remove the uterus.

Given the severity of the case the medical team performed an emergency caesarean section to save the 29-week-old baby’s life, but the young mum passed away shortly after the operation.

 Sophia, who was born weighing just 2.05lbds and measuring 34 centimeters, is currently in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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