It’s Better to be Safe Than Sorry: Kyarra’s Story

It’s Better to be Safe Than Sorry: Kyarra’s Story

As told by her mother Star

My beautiful daughter knew she wanted to be a mom when she was in kindergarten. In May 2022, when she 23 years old, she gave birth to her daughter.

Due to some medical issues, she had she ended up having an unplanned C-section. Three weeks to the day of the birth of her daughter, she suffered a fatal blood clot while at home.

Her risk factors included the C-section, hospital stay, type 2 diabetes and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

My advice to others is to listen to your loved ones’ symptoms — it’s always better to be safe than sorry.


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