56 year old woman dies after giving birth to twins


By The Grio

Lisa Swinton McLaughlin wanted to have kids for more than 30 years.

Last December, she and her husband Mike welcomed twin boys after a decade of trying different fertility treatments and in-vitro procedures, according to the Omaha World-Herald

Just seven days after she gave birth, she died from a bowel obstruction. She had assumed the pain was from the incision from her Cesarian section.

“She was just on cloud nine,” her husband, Mike McLaughlin said. “That’s the happiest I’ve probably seen her in my life.”

Mike McLaughlin now faces the prospect of raising two boys alone. He has hired a nanny but is also making plans to move to Nebraska closer to his family.

At the time of her death, Lisa was the Executive Medical Officer at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.

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