A pregnant teacher committed suicide after experiencing the same severe morning sickness as Kate Middleton
Jessica Cronshaw, 26, from Lancashire, was 28 weeks pregnant when she was found hanged at her family home, after suffering a severe decline in her mental health.
A pregnant primary school teacher suffering from severe morning sickness took her own life after her mental health condition was worsened by medical staff, a coroner said today.
Jessica Cronshaw, 26, was initially ecstatic that she was expecting her first child with partner Eddie Lake, but she “turned into a shell” as a result of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which is the same form of nausea and vomiting that women suffer from. Princess of Wales.
Jessica complained of feeling depressed, but doctors failed to notice the deterioration of her mental health. They also told her, incorrectly, that the only medication that relieved her symptoms could harm her unborn child. In response, she reduced her dose.
Speaking during the inquest, her partner Eddie said: “I felt like no one was listening to us.” But within six weeks, Jessica’s mother Susan found her beloved daughter hanged in her bedroom at the family home in Accrington, Lancashire. Paramedics revived her before taking her to hospital for an emergency caesarean section, but neither survived. Jessica’s family is trying to raise awareness about the lack of support for expectant mothers suffering from the debilitating disease.
Kate Bissett, the coroner, said she was “satisfied” that Jessica’s care had had a detrimental impact and had caused her “mental health to deteriorate”. This led to him making an “impulsive” decision to commit suicide. The coroner said she supported Susan’s campaign, adding: “There needs to be public awareness and more information about the disabling impact of this condition and how it can change the lives of those who suffer from it, or in this case end their lives.”
After the hearing, the family said they were “grateful to the coroner for recognizing the severe and devastating impact of hyperemesis gravidarum on Jess’s physical and mental health.”
“She admitted that the failure to investigate mental health issues and treat the physical symptoms of HG effectively, and that the cumulative effects of poor care, such as feeling not heard and being given incorrect information about medication, was a significant contributing factor to the deterioration of her mental condition.” the health. “Jess’s family now hopes that this will lead to a significant change in the care and treatment of women suffering from mercury so that such a tragedy never happens again.”