“Gentle, kind, beautiful” mum-of-two found dead in bed one month after birth of daughter

A month after giving birth to their second child, a mother of two was found dead in bed.

Amelia Smith was found by her devastated partner after she suddenly died in her sleep the day before her birthday.

Tom Mooney said the previous night was completely normal and the cause of her death is not yet known.

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Beautician Amelia, 23, gave birth to the couple’s daughter Poppy on October 1 and also had a two-year-old son named Lucas.

Tom told the Liverpool Echo, “She fed the baby at 4am and then fell asleep again.

“I woke up with the two kids at 6.30am, took them downstairs, and at 8.45am I went upstairs and they just lay there.

“So whatever happened in those few hours, I don’t know. But we’re still waiting to hear from the coroner. “

Image of Amelia, Tom and son Lucas
Amelia, Tom and son Lucas

Tom, originally from Speke, said the couple went out to dinner the night before they died.

He said, “We went out on Saturday [November 13] to dinner, watched a movie, went to bed at 11.30 p.m., everything was normal, and then that obviously happened.

“She fell asleep so it was peaceful.

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

The cause of Amelia’s death at her Kirkby home is not yet known and Tom said her death was heartbreaking.

He said she was hospitalized three months before Poppy was born for having low potassium levels, which she was given a drip for and pills for.

Image of Amelia Smith and her boyfriend Tom Mooney
Amelia Smith and her boyfriend Tom Mooney

A gofundme page was set up for the mother, who also had a two year old son, Lucas, which has now raised nearly £ 9,000.

Tom, 25, added: “She now has two children whom she doesn’t have to watch grow up.

“She was like the glue that held us all together, she did everything.

“I try to be brave for everyone, but it’s hard and I fight, I fight a lot.

“She died the day before her birthday, she loved Bonfire Night, so we lit fireworks for her that night.

Image by Amelia Smith
Amelia Smith

“I kicked myself thinking I should have got up earlier, I just thought she was lying because she had the baby at 4 in the morning.”

Friend and beautician Lucy Grayson-Maguire, who set up the donation page, described Amelia as “a gentle, kind, beautiful soul who could light up a room with her amazing smile and presence.”

She wrote on the Gofundme page: “Amelia was an amazing mom to her babies Lucas and Poppy and all donations, large or small, are given to her family to support them during this extremely difficult time.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends.”

Donate to the Gofundme page by visiting this link.

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