Mum, 23, dies suddenly in her sleep just a month after giving birth to daughter

A young mum has died just one month after giving birth to a baby girl.

Amelia Smith, 23, died suddenly in her sleep and was found by her heartbroken partner.

The mother-of-two beautician gave birth to Poppy on October, at Liverpool Women's Hospital.

And partner Tom Mooney has told the Liverpool Echo that she was “as normal as can be” the night before her death on November 14.

He said: “I woke up at 6.30am with the two kids, brought them downstairs and at 8.45am I went back upstairs, and she was just lying there.

"So whatever has happened in those few hours I don’t know.

“But we are still waiting to hear back from the coroner.

“We went out on Saturday, November 13, for food, watched a film, went to bed at 11.30pm, everything was normal, and then obviously this has happened.

“She went in her sleep, so it was peaceful.

“She had her hair done the day before, her eyelashes, her brows and her nails, so she must have known people were coming to see her.”

The cause of death is not yet known and she was last in hospital, apart from giving birth, three months before the birth of Poppy, due to low potassium levels.

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Tom added: “She has two kids now that she hasn’t got to see grow up.

“She was like the glue that held us all together, she did everything. I am trying to keep a brave face for everyone, but it is hard, and I am struggling, badly struggling.

“She passed away the day before her birthday, she loved Bonfire Night, so we set off fireworks that night for her.

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“I’ve been kicking myself thinking that I should have gone up earlier, I just thought she was having a lie in because she had the baby at 4am.”

A GoFundMe fundraising page has been launched to help the family.

It has so far raised more than £10,000.

To donate, click here.

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