California influencer, 35, who excitedly charted pregnancy on Instagram is fighting for her life after suffering brain aneurysm one week before due date – and is yet to meet her baby since emergency caesarian
- Jackie Miller James, an influencer based in California, had excitedly charted her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing photos and details with her 27,000 followers
- On Wednesday her sisters Natalie and Nicelle Miller revealed Jackie had suffered a brain aneurysm and was in a coma: her daughter was born via C-section
- The little girl is being cared for by her father, Jackie’s husband of a year, Austin James: Jackie has had five brain surgeries and the family is fundraising
A Californian influencer is fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm one week before she was due to give birth, and being placed under a medically-induced coma.
Jackie Miller James, 35, collapsed and was found by her husband Austin, and rushed to hospital.
Their daughter was born by emergency caesarean and spent her first 12 days in the NICU, but is unharmed.
Miller James remains on life support, having had five separate brain procedures.
She is expected to remain in the ICU for weeks, and require substantial therapy and assistance.
Jackie Miller James is seen at her baby shower in April. With only one week until her due date she collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital
Miller James is pictured with her newborn daughter in a GoFundMe page set up by her sisters
Her sisters Natalie and Nicelle are fundraising for her care.
‘If Jackie and the baby arrived a few minutes later at the hospital, we likely would have lost both of them,’ they wrote on their GoFundMe.
‘But instead, Jackie is continuing to fight for her life each day and we are optimistic she can beat the odds by surrounding her with the right specialists and methods of therapy.
‘While the road will be long, we are committed to bringing Jackie home to her daughter and husband.’
Miller most recently posted on her Instagram page on May 18, showing a series of glamorous pregnancy photos followed by one showing her comically lying with a hamburger on her stomach. Miller wrote in the caption that she was 39 weeks pregnant.
On the same day, Miller posted a series of photos showing the ‘pregnancy symptoms [she] was not expecting.’ Among those was snoring so bad that her husband couldn’t sleep and ‘hysterically crying no reason at all.’
Miller has over 27,000 followers on her Instagram and has earned nearly 120,000 likes for her videos on TikTok.
Miller James married Austin James in April 2022
The pair are pictured in South Lake Tahoe, California, in January
Miller James became an influencer full time in 2021, after five years as a professional backup dancer in New York, and six years working for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.
She said she was always fascinated by Botox, cosmetics and beauty and wanted a forum to discuss them honestly.
She also charted her dating dramas, and met Austin James online in 2019.
The pair married in a lavish Napa Valley ceremony in April 2022 that was described as a ‘little bit Cali and a little bit country.’