Saddening 5-week-old baby dies after sharing bed with mother

The new born named Poppy Rose Powell had reportedly died from a head injury after sharing a bed with her mother identified as, Hayley, at their family home in Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, South Wales.

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Baby dies after sharing bed with mother

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A five-week-old baby has reportedly lost her life after she had shared a bed with her mother for the first time.

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The new born named Poppy Rose Powell had reportedly died from a head injury after sharing a bed with her mother identified as, Hayley, at their family home in Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, South Wales.

The Inquest reports that Hayley had fed Poppy at 5 a.m in bed but had overslept with the baby in her arms, only to be woken up by her older son, Ieuan.

Hayley said:

“I had drank a few glasses of rosé with lemonade while watching TV.

“The next thing I recall was being woken by Ieuan saying: ‘Mum, we’re late for school. Mum there’s blood on the bed.’

“I panicked, placing Poppy on the centre of the bed. I knew something was terribly wrong.”

Poppy was reportedly rushed to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff by air ambulance but there was nothing the doctors could do to save her life.

Hayley goes on to express her grief, saying:

“I’m devastated by the loss of my baby.”

The reports go on to reveal that Poppy was born a healthy 6lb 15ozs but had a “soft spot” on the back of her skull which facilitated the head injury.

A post mortem examination describes the cause of death as bleeding on the brain and obstructed airway.

Deputy Coroner, Wendy James, speaking on the case said:

“This highlights the dangers of infants sharing a parent’s bed. I consider that the correct conclusion is that of accidental death.”

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May Poppy's soul rest in peace.

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