Man loses wife, newborn and sister within days of each other

Man Loses Wife, Newborn and Sister Within Days of Each Other

A man in Milford, Massachusetts faced unfathomable tragedy.

Domingos Fraga's 26-year-old wife, Liz, was rushed into an emergency caesarean section, but she died during childbirth.

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In an emotional interview, he said, "It goes from being mad to being numb to balling every night knowing she's not there."

But Fraga was soon faced with more unimaginable loss. Their newborn daughter, Juliet, survived the birth but passed away five days later.

Not long after, Fraga's grandmother suffered a stroke.

At a wake for both Liz and Juliet, the Fragas family learned Domingos's sister lost her battle with cervical cancer.

His mother, Maria Fraga, said, "All my family was taken away, and it's not fair."

A friend of Domingos's set up a GoFundMe page for the entire Fragas family.

They met their goal of $10,000 in less than 24 hours, and within five days, more than $50,000 had been donated.

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Risk factors for complications during pregnancy
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Man loses wife, newborn and sister within days of each other

Advanced maternal age

Pregnancy risks are higher for mothers age 35 and older.

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Lifestyle choices

Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk.

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Medical history

 A prior C-section, low birth weight baby or preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — might increase the risk in subsequent pregnancies. Other risk factors include a family history of genetic conditions, a history of pregnancy loss or the death of a baby shortly after birth.

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Underlying conditions

Chronic conditions — such as diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy — increase pregnancy risks. A blood condition, such as anemia, an infection or an underlying mental health condition also can increase pregnancy risks.

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Pregnancy complications

Various complications that develop during pregnancy pose risks, such as problems with the uterus, cervix or placenta. Other concerns might include too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) or low amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios), restricted fetal growth, or Rh (rhesus) sensitization — a potentially serious condition that can occur when your blood group is Rh negative and your baby's blood group is Rh positive.

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Multiple pregnancy

Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples.

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