A mother and her unborn baby died after being hospitalized for an emergency cesarean section.
Sabine Mukanga, 28, 31 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, fainted at home after complaining of stomach pain.
The hairdresser, who was taken to North Manchester Hospital, underwent surgery.
But tragically, her daughter was stillborn, and the “caring and loving” Sabine died soon after.
Manchester Coroner’s Court heard that the mother of four had suffered a “major” haemorrhage and suffered a heart attack after giving birth on 28 February.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and living in Moston, Sabine ran a salon with her partner Robert.
Heartbroken friends described him as “the backbone of his family.” GoFundMe page.
The page reads, “As we all know, she received one of the angels of heaven, Sabine was a very loving, caring and ambitious woman.”
“She died unexpectedly and untimely with her seven-month-old baby.
“He lost his war on February 28, 2021, leaving behind his 3 children, wife, family and friends.
“Sabine was truly the backbone of her family. She is a wonderful and loving wife and mother.”
To commemorate close friend Osasu Ojo, she said: “We met at college where we both studied health and social care.
“Sabine was literally the life and soul of the party, she was a very energetic and happy person, always looked after everyone, a kind and loving person.
“She was not just a friend to me, she was also a sister.”
His partner Robert added: “He was a good person.
“When I say good, he always does his best to make other people happy. It’s a real loss.”
An investigation into his death was opened today by Senior Coroner Nigel Meadows at the Manchester Forensic Medicine Institute.
A full trial to determine exactly how Sabine died is expected later this year.
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Coroner Meadows said he would call medical professionals from the Manchester University Foundation Trust NHS, which manages North Manchester Hospital, to provide evidence.
“I would like to explore whether any different evaluation or treatment could change the outcome,” he told the court.