In Memory of Aria Rae

Mar 6, 2024 | AFE Stories, In Memory

On July 26, 2007, my sister, Aria Rae, 24, died in Vorhees, New Jersey of an amniotic fluid embolism following labor induction with Cervidil and pitocin. The baby boy with whom she was pregnant survived despite multiple seizures. As a 12 year old, being there for it all was horrific. Multiple nurses told me my sister was going to be okay and that she just needed “rest.” To this day, I am still working through the trauma of losing my sister to something none of us (my family/our friends) knew anything about. My sister often talked about dying young and I feel as if she knew she was going to die. My mom was with her in the hospital when she went into cardiac arrest – however, despite being closely watched they were unable to save her.

I came across this website via a Reel on Instagram of a woman who survived an AFE. To know that this organization exists, even 15 years later, means more than I can express. Thank you.

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