PASCO, Wash. -- KEPR is continuing to follow the tragic story of a Pasco mom who died just an hour after giving birth. The Franklin County Coroner's Office says, after reviewing Ana Gutierrez's death certificate, it appears her heart collapsed from complications in her pregnancy.
An amniotic fluid embolism may have played a part.
Ana passed away a few weeks ago during birth. Her baby survived through an emergency C-section.
The 37-year-old left behind her husband, Raul, and five children.
KEPR CBS 19 serves the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick, Washington and surrounding communities including Benton City, Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, College Place, and Connell, Washington and Umatilla, Hermiston, Pendleton and Patterson, Oregon.