It was supposed to be the best day of his life, but instead Frederick Connie had to make an impossible choice.
His wife, Keyvonne Connie, had gone into labor and started a bleeding at their home in Littleton, Colorado.
When they rushed to the hospital, the doctors told Federico that he had to decide between saving his wife or daughter.
Federico chose what he thought his wife wanted him to do. On the same day he welcomed his child into the world, he lost the love of his life.
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Colorado father Frederick Connie got a small daughter (pictured) but lost his wife after having had to make a heart-wrenching choice last week
His wife Keyvonne Connie (pictured), ch and she was seven months pregnant, had entered the first travails and had started a bleeding in their home in Littleton
Keyvonne was not due to give birth until the middle of January.
But last Friday went to the first works, and Federico knew something was not right now.
"I'm like," Are you okay? "And I see blood everywhere," he told KDVR.
They rushed to the hospital, where Federico was asked to make an impossible choice.
"First you did the surgery that could save your life, but you will lose your daughter, or your daughter can be saved, but there is the possibility that you may lose your wife", he recalled.
Frederick knew how he felt his wife was for the children, and decided that he should have had the C emergency to save their daughter.
"I'm glad I made this decision because in the end, if Keyvonne would probably survive, he would hate me for the rest of my life," he said.
The doctors told Frederick (pictured) that they could bring his wife into surgery that could save her life, but they would lose their baby, or they could make an emergency caesarean that would save the child
Doctors warned Federico that Caesarean could kill Keyvonne, but he knew he wanted her to try and save th eir child first
Keyvonne survived the caesarean section and was able to see photos of her baby girl. Only a few minutes later, Federico lost his wife.
Letter Literally all her interiors went all over the bed and the floor, â € he said.
& # 39; They tried [to save her] and his heart could not bear it. She died before they could even have her intervene. "
Now Frederick was left to pick up the pieces for the little girl who called Angelique Keyvonne Connie, whom he calls" Pooder "for short.
" I gave her the name of her mother, "she said. his mother. I'll think of it.
Pooder is expected to spend up to a couple of weeks in the hospital, where she is fed with donated breast milk.
The nurses donated her clothes and Federico also received a room in labor and delivery after the tragic loss of his wife.
Now Frederick was left to pick up the pieces for the little girl named Angelique Keyvonne Connie, whom he calls "Pooder" shortly
"I gave her the name of her mother", she said, "She knows her mother. I will make sure of this & # 39;
& # 39; I'm the only man who ever has a room in labor and delivery, "he said. "The mothers there said they were fine."
Federico is still learning how to change diapers, but he says he intends to become a "full-time father" for Pooder.
"I am an adopted son, you know," he said. "I do not know my parents very well, it's a big deal for Pooder."
Frederick will start planning Keyvonne's funeral only after his daughter returns home from the hospital.
The new father is already struggling with the debt and said he will sell all his assets and sleep in his car if he needs Pooder.
"I'm not financially well," he said. "This debt is accumulating and I have to bury my wife, my daughter who comes into the world, she's so tall now."
Pooder should still spend a few days in hospital a couple of weeks, where it is fed with donated breast milk  Frederick's head has since started a fundraising Facebook to help him and Pooter who has already raised more than $ 13,000.
Keyvonne's death came a few weeks after it was revealed that American women are 50% more likely to die in childbirth than their mothers.
This risk is three to four times higher if the woman is black instead of white, regardless of income or education.
The CDC also found that women in the United States are more likely to die in childbirth or other pregnancy-related causes than women in other developed countries.