Pregnant influencer Emily Mitchell, the creator of the popular The Hidden Way Instagram page and blog, has died aged 36.
Emily was pregnant with her fifth child and was having breakfast, three days before Christmas, when she “suddenly became unresponsive”.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by her family in the wake of her tragic passing, in which her unborn baby also died.
The page detailed that Emily’s husband Joseph, and other family members, did their best to help her as they waited for paramedics to arrive to their home at Rhode Island.
The message on the donation page read: “Our hearts are broken and her joyful presence will be greatly missed by so many. “
The message continued: “Em made a big impact in so many people’s lives, and this loss is incomprehensible for anyone who knew her. Our friend was a dedicated mom and wife, she had a heart for the Lord, and loved her children so dearly.
“We are confident Em is now in perfect fellowship with God.”
The page also shared that doctors are still “working on answers for her family” when it comes to a cause of death, which has not been publicly revealed as yet.
Before her passing, Emily had been sharing updates throughout her pregnancy on The Hidden Way as she wrote about how excited she was to adding to her brood.
On November 19, Emily posted a photo of herself with husband Joseph as she held up an ultrasound photo.
She captioned the joyous pic: “Number FIVE comin in hot and we are here for it. Eleven weeks 2 days and counting.”
A week later, Emily shared a photo of her cradling the growing baby bump, while surrounded by fallen leaves as autumn turned to winter.
She wrote: “Thirteen weeks tomorrow — sleeping like a legit fat and furry hibernating bear (read into that what you will lol), sniffing peppermint like it’s my job, craving thanksgiving leftovers, and finding out boy or girl possibly THIS WEEK.
“Should I try those old wives gender tests in stories??? I’m thinking I may need to…”
Just a couple of weeks before her passing, the couple named their unborn baby, with the name Joey being revealed in an obituary to the influencer after her sudden death.
On December 8, Emily revealed that she would be heading for a fifth delivery via cesarean section.
She wrote: “This will be my FIFTH C-Section. However your baby gets here, just know YOUR EXPERIENCE is valid and worthy.
“YOU are no less a mother if you needed emergency medical intervention, had a planned c-section, or an epidural.
“You aren’t a ‘better’ mother if you had a home birth or an unmedicated vaginal birth.
“And if you grew your brood through adoption or surrogacy or family blending?
“Those are YOUR babies and YOU SIT PROUDLY at the table of motherhood.”
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