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Woman Dies Giving Birth to Another Couple's Baby

Michelle Reaves was on her second surrogate pregnancy for the same family
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2020 5:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Michelle Reaves was delivering her second baby as a surrogate mother for the same family—but complications piled up during the birth last Wednesday, and the San Diego, California, mother of two died. The baby was delivered safely, People reports. "After Michelle and Chris were done having their own kids, they were helping another family have children," writes the creator of a GoFundMe campaign raising money for Reaves' family. "I can’t even begin to imagine what her husband Chris and her two babies are going through."

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"Michelle has the best, most sarcastic, funny personality and always had you laughing," the organizer writes. "Michelle and Chris have two beautiful kids, Gage and Monroe who my heart breaks for, knowing they won’t grow old with their mama. You hear about these things happening all of the time but never in your life imagine it will happen to you." (Read more surrogate mother stories.)

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