The family of the deceased young woman have now shared a heartbreaking final photograph of her in hospital. Amber Pendlebury, 41, was put on a life
The family of the deceased young woman have now shared a heartbreaking final photograph of her in hospital. Amber Pendlebury, 41, was put on a life-support machine at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, West Yorkshire immediately after the birth of her third child. It was reported in the Manchester Evening News that Amber had suffered rapid cardiac arrests.
Amber had just given birth to baby Maxwell Lee via caesarean while under general anaesthetic on January 25.
But just after her baby was born, Amber cried out “I can’t breathe”.
She then collapsed and medics took her away for emergency treatment.
She finally passed away on February 1 after being put on a life support machine.
Her mother, Vida Pendlebury-Atherton, aged 71, said she had been living through a “nightmare” following the tragic news.
Vida had said Amber had “prepared everything” for the arrival of her third child.
Amber’s mother added: “I just feel like it’s a nightmare and I’m going to wake up at some point.
“It’s so, so sad.
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“How can a healthy person with a healthy pregnancy go to have a baby and not come out of it?”
She added that her daughter already had two children, aged 13 and 18, from a previous relationship.
Vida said: “At her age, we were really surprised, but then we were delighted.
“We found out it was going to be a little boy.
“They were so looking forward to it.
“She prepared everything for him: a cradle downstairs and a cradle upstairs.
“She was supposed to go in for a c-section in the morning, and when she got there, she decided she wanted to do a natural birth.
“So they induced her, but she’d been on the drip for the inducement for at least ten hours, and she was only 4cm dilated, which is not good.
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“They later said they’d have to do a caesarian section but said they’d have to put her to sleep while they did it.”
Vida said that her daughter never caught a glimpse of her baby before she collapsed.
Vida added: “Doctors delivered the little baby, who was six pounds, two ounces.
“But she never saw him, as when she woke up, she said, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!
“My chest is on fire, my chest is on fire!
“That’s all her partner heard her say, and then she was whisked away.”
An inquest has been launched following Amber’s death.
A post-mortem investigation will be carried out.
It’s understood Pinderfields Hospital is also conducting its own investigation.