Mum Of Seven Died Of Brain Haemorrhage Just 11 Weeks After Birth Of Last Baby

05/04/2013 16:07 | Updated 22 May 2015
Brain haemorrhage kills mum of seven 11 weeks after giving birth

A young mum of seven children died from a brain haemorrhage just days after complaining of headaches.

Emma Butterfield, 27, from Blackpool, had given birth to her seventh child, Connor, 11 weeks before she fell into a coma.

Her devastated widower Christian has payed an emotional tribute to his wife, saying she was a devoted mum who would do anything for anyone.

"Emma was a little miss fix-it," Christan, 26, told The Sun. "She'd forgive people straight away and would forget any arguments."

Her older children, Leon, nine, Lucy, five, and Luke, three, are said to be 'in bits and struggling', while heartbroken Christian describes the youngest three as 'oblivious'. Emma also had a son, Nathen, who died of pneumonia in 2005 aged just 74 days.

Emma had been getting headaches for around a year, but put them down to not wearing her glasses.

Christian said he rang for a doctor when his wife began having hallucinations. She was taken to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital and told she could go home after four days, but tragically fell into a coma.

Her family eventually made the difficult decision to turn off her life support machine.

Her dad Ian, 57, from Oldham said his daughter had left a 'beautiful legacy'.

"Now I've got six little Emmas running around in her children, they're identical to her," he said.

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