Diabetic mother dies of coronavirus after giving birth to her daughter
Diabetic mother-of-three, 37, dies a week after giving birth to her third daughter and days after messaging a friend ‘I feel anxious bringing a child into this mess’
- Salina Shaw gave birth to her third daughter on April 7 and died on April 12
- Childminder and business owner from Southend, Essex, was vegan and healthy
- She leaves behind her partner and three children, including her eldest, 18
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A mother died of coronavirus just days after giving birth to her third child.
Salina Shaw, 37, have birth to her third daughter on April 7 but died after testing positive for the virus on April 12, reports The Sun.
She lived a ‘healthy vegan lifestyle’ but did have diabetes, her partner Abdul Bangura said.
The childminder and business owner from Southend, Essex, posted a copy of her baby scan to Facebook on March 18, writing: ‘Feeling anxious bringing a child into this mess at the moment’.
It comes as the UK recorded 861 coronavirus-related deaths yesterday, taking the total number of victims to 13,729.
Salina Shaw (pictured) passed away on Easter Sunday after she tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus afflicting the world
Salina’s cousin wrote on Facebook: ‘On Easter Sunday my cousin Salina was taken from this world far too soon.
‘But from this utter sorrow, everyone should know that this lady was a force to be reckoned with, a powerful single mum, with fire in her belly and determination that you would never have seen in anyone.
‘Her smile lit a room as soon as she walked in, always with a little swag and always looking on point!
‘She lived life to the fullest, she took her girls on dream holidays to Jamaica, Dubai, America, the list went on.
‘Sadly, Salina lost her mum after she had only just given birth to her first daughter, who is now almost 18! So she instinctively taught her daughter to follow in her footsteps and to show them how to become independent in their own rights.
‘She adored her own and other children so built a successful childminding business to share hr love and wisdom. A true legend!’
Figures show that almost one in 10 people who die of the virus in England and Wales are fit and healthy with no underlying health conditions.
After posting a baby scan to Facebook on March 18, the childminder and business owner said: ‘Feeling anxious bringing a child into this mess at the moment’
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