Phoenix woman dies hours after giving birth to quadruplets

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(PIX11) -- An Arizona woman who tried for a year to have a baby died Thursday just hours after she gave birth to quadruplets, KTLA reported.

At seven months pregnant, Erica Morales went to Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix to be treated for high blood pressure.

Background Erica Morales

Morales ended up giving birth to three girls and one boy, but she died before she could meet her newborns, family friend Nicole Todman told KTLA.

The hospital would not disclose how Morales died, the Associated Press reported.

Todman created a page on GoFundMe to help raise money for the family and wrote that Morales and her husband Carlos tried for a year to have a baby.

Morales was finally able to become pregnant with the help of doctors, she wrote.

Erica Morales never got to meet her newborn quadruplets, a family friend told KTLA. (Photo: Facebook)

Erica Morales never got to meet her newborn quadruplets, a family friend told KTLA. (Photo: Facebook)

“There was nothing she was more determined to do in life was to give life,” Christina Todman told CNN affiliate KNXV. “That was her determination. That’s all she wanted.”

The fund for Morales' family raised more than $60,000, and a Facebook memorial page for the late mother garnered upwards of 10,000 likes as of Sunday afternoon.