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Pregnant teen and unborn baby die after shoveling snow outside her home

By Mason White 5:10 PM January 26, 2016
Briahna Gerloff 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A family expressed their sorrow over the loss of “not one angel but two” who were taken from them.

18-month-old Briahna Gerloff of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died after shoveling snow outside her home during a snowstorm.

Gerloff was eight months pregnant with a girl, who also died.

A heartbroken family member said that she told the mother-to-be that it was not a good idea to shovel the snow while pregnant, but she insisted on doing it.

Briahna returned to the house around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, but her brother found her unresponsive in the kitchen.

Paramedics were not able to revive her and she died at the scene. Her unborn daughter, whom she named Kayliana, also died.

The cause of Brianna’s death has not been determined, but her family said that she suffered from several heart defects, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.