Nursery worker, 26, dies suddenly after suffering three miscarriages

Nursery worker, 26, dies suddenly after suffering three miscarriages

January 8, 2023

Nursery worker, 26, who was desperate to become a mother dies suddenly after suffering three miscarriages

  • Jemma Zoezee, 26, tragically died just days before Christmas on December 16
  • Her grieving brother Asa said that her first of three miscarriages ‘destroyed’ her
  • The family have since launched a GoFundMe to pay for the costs of her funeral
  • Call the Samaritans to talk to someone anonymously for free on 116 123 

A heartbroken family have paid their tributes to a young nursery worker who died suddenly just days before Christmas after the heartache of suffering three miscarriages became ‘too much to bear.’ 

Jemma Zoezee, 26, had always wanted to become a mother but was ‘destroyed’ after losing her first child while three months pregnant, her family said, before experiencing two further miscarriages which caused her mental health to deteriorate. 

Following her death on December 16, Jemma’s devastated family has now launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her funeral and the charity Tommy’s, which conducts research into miscarriages, stillbirths and premature births.

Her brother Asa told Wales Online: ‘The first miscarriage destroyed Jemma. There was very little support for her. When you are down, and then have to dive even deeper into your emotions it can be difficult.

Jemma Zoezee, 26, (pictured) had always wanted to become a mother but was ‘destroyed’ after losing her first child while three months pregnant, her family said, before experiencing two further miscarriages which caused her mental health to deteriorate

‘We just really wish she felt she could navigate through how she was was feeling, but there is very little professional support there.

‘There was no proactive support for her after the miscarriages. No-one explained to her why she kept losing her babies, and the effect mentally put her under an immense amount of pressure.’

He said he would speak to her on the phone for hours, but that ‘after the first miscarriage we had lost a part of Jemma.’ 

The grieving sibling said he was ‘so proud of Jem’ for ‘how hard she fought to be happy’ but that ‘in the end, her sadness was too much to bear.’ 

Asa said that children had ‘brought so much happiness’ to her life, but the ‘pain of losing her babies was too much for her.’   

Jemma had begun nannying while still at school and ‘adored’ working with kids, and ended up being employed as a young care co-ordinate in nurseries. 

She became besotted with her niece after she was born, telling her brother that she was  ‘one of the only things keeping me going’.

Following her death on December 16, Jemma’s devastated family has now launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her funeral and the charity Tommy’s, which conducts research into miscarriages, stillbirths and premature births (Pictured: Jemma with her husband Tony) 

Asa added: ‘I would say to her that it was amazing that she had that power, but that we were there to help and support her too. But Jemma just seemed unable to get herself out of that hole.’

Jemma’s husband previously ran 100 miles in a week for the Tommy’s charity following the loss of their first baby. 

Asa said: ‘It’s especially difficult as many couples who go through the loss of a baby, suffer in silence.

‘This can result in feelings of loneliness and isolation, when you really just need someone to say, ‘it’s okay not to be okay’.

‘Which is why we think it is so important to bring awareness to a subject many don’t talk about and encourage those who are struggling to talk to a charity like Tommy’s.’

Asa said the family is still coming to terms with her death and miss Jemma ‘every day’, adding that his daughter, Jemma’s niece, still asks him to ring ‘jemjem’. 

Asa added: ‘We love her so much. We will never be the same without her.

‘We wake up every morning hoping this was just a horrible dream. But Jem is not hurting anymore, we just wish we could have done more.’

Call the Samaritans to talk to someone anonymously for free on 116 123. 

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