A gifted Baltimore woman is dead just days after giving birth to twins at age 56.
Lisa Swinton McLaughlin, the medical director for the American Red Cross in Baltimore, spent more than 10 years trying fertility treatments before finally conceiving last year with her husband, Michael. Her pregnancy was mostly uncomplicated, save for gestational diabetes, which her doctors managed, and a blood flow problem that caused her to go on bed rest a month early.
McLaughlin gave birth via Cesarean section on Dec. 27 to two healthy but premature babies: Jordan and Dylan.
The new mom stayed in the hospital for four days after the procedure because the doctors wanted her to have a bowel movement before she went home. She produced a liquid bowel movement that the hospital deemed enough to discharge her.
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