Colorado mom gives birth to healthy twins, moments later she dies in surgery

When Colorado mom Sara Sewald was pregnant, she went for a routine checkup.

To her great surprise she was told she would need a C-section the next morning.

After she gave birth to healthy twins, doctors told her husband Dustin that his wife needed surgery to stop the bleeding.

But Sara never came out of surgery.

Now Dustin Sisneros is left raising his two beautiful babies alone.

“Every time I see them, I tell them their mommy loves them,” says Dustin.

Dustin told KKTV that doctors “had mentioned that she had had a little bit of bleeding, you know, and they were going to do what they could to stop it. So, you know, I wasn’t really too nervous. They said not to worry, it’s kind of normal and we have it under control.”


But due to complications Colorado mom Sara never made it out of surgery, leaving her husband and family in shock and baby twins Charlotte and Ryan without a mom.

When the Colorado Springs couple found out they were having twins, “it was kind of overwhelming, but we were really excited for our blessings,” Dustin told KKTV.

Dustin describes the moment his wife was about to go into the delivery and the excitement they both shared.

“I gave her a big hug and kiss before she went into the delivery room. They took her in, and I went and got all of my scrubs on, and they took us into the delivery room … it was the beginning of an amazing journey,” he told KKTV.

But nobody imagined the horror that would happen after these two beautiful babies were born.


Sara’s brother, Justin Spellman, told the Gazette, that his 26-year-old sister had been suffering from preeclampsia and doctors were unable to stop her bleeding after the c-section.

Since the tragedy Dustin has stayed strong for his babies and says he’s going into the hospital every day to spend time with them.

“It just makes my heart happy whenever I see them. I go in there and I talk to them and they kind of — they know my voice and they open their eyes and they’re just the most beautiful thing,” he said.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help the family, which has raised over $50,000 so far.

Sewald would have “been a great mom,” Dustin’s mom Jolene Sisneros told the Gazette. “She gave her life for them, and that’s what she would’ve wanted to do.”


Life is so precious, and we must hug our loved ones and tell them what they mean to us at every opportunity, we never know when it may be our last chance.

Please share this story as a tribute to a father who is now finding the strength to carry on through the love he has for his babies.