Antiques Roadshow star died a month after giving birth

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Antiques Roadshow star Alice Gibson-Watt died only four weeks after giving birth to her first child.

The Mirror reports that an inquest has heard she was taken to a specialist mental health unit at West Middlesex Hospital during a psychotic episode, believed to be postpartum psychosis, in 2012.

The 34-year-old, a jewellery specialist for Sotheby's, suffered a cardiac arrest and an injury to her liver before she died a few days later, with the inquest set to look at how she was restrained and if that caused injury.

Alice's husband, Anthony Gibson-Watt, told the inquest yesterday (April 11) that his wife suddenly began screaming, before picking up their daughter Chiara Charlotte and shaking her, shouting that her baby was dead.

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"Up to the evening of her admission to hospital I was concerned about post-natal depression, as any father would be, and that's why I organised a GP appointment on the day everything started to go wrong," Anthony told the court.

"But Alice insisted on keeping her appointment with the Parsons Green Nurse, but I went on my own to the GP appointment to talk about recent anxiety. What happened that first night was deeply traumatic and wholly unlike my dear wife Alice.

"She was enthralled by motherhood. One day I will tell Chiara about her wonderful mother. I just hope we can get to the truth of her passing."

The inquest is expected to continue until the end of the month.

Readers affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Action Postpartum Psychosis on 020 3322 9900 or The Association for Post Natal Illness on 0207 386 0868.

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