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Pregnant mum's heartbreaking post to unborn son before dying from 'sudden illness'

The mum-to-be died shortly after medics were able to save her baby.

An excited mum-to-be shared a touching tribute to her unborn son on social media just weeks before she suddenly fell ill and passed away, moments after medics performed an emergency C-section to save her baby.

Laura Porta, 37, was at home with her partner Antonio when she unexpectedly became unwell with emergency services arriving at the scene to treat her shortly after.

The mum-to-be, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was taken to hospital in critical condition as medics urgently discussed what course of action to take. They chose to give her an emergency C-section to save her baby boy, whom the couple had already named Andrea. However, tragically, Porta died shortly after.

Left: Close up of Italian woman Laura Porta Right: Pregnant Laura Porta with her partner kissing her stomach
Laura Porta, 37, was eight months pregnant when she tragically died moments after medics saved her son. Source: Jam Press

The infant was rushed away in critical condition and now remains in the neonatal ICU. Current evidence suggests she either had a cardiac arrest or a brain bleed. The medics believe the sudden illness put her baby in critical condition.

Mum's message to future son

Porta made a heart-wrenching social media post in December addressed to her future son who remains at a paediatric hospital in Florence, Italy where the couple lives.

Laura Porta with her partner Antonio standing in front of beach.
Laura Porta was at home with her partner Antonio (pictured) when she suddenly became unwell. Source: Jam Press

"One day we’ll tell you about how Mummy and Daddy met, about the times they crossed paths in the work corridors, about when Mum confronted Dad with a frown," she wrote.

"One day we’ll tell you about how we fell in love, about the distant months and how difficult it was, about all the times we supported each other and held hands, never letting go.

"And then we’ll tell you about when we found out about you, about when our world turned blue, about the tears of joy and laughter. We’ll tell you about the time we spend feeling your kicks, about how we daydream about you, and about how much we love you."

Before going on maternity leave, Porta, originally from Bolotana, Italy, was working as a nurse. She was on maternity leave at the time of her passing.

with Jam Press

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