Emily Mitchell's family has found some closure following her sudden passing at age 36.
"A few days ago we learned from the state Medical Examiners Office that the official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism," her husband Joseph Mitchell wrote on the family's GoFundMe reads. "Although it is challenging to wrap our heads around how this could have happened, we know all first responders and medical personnel did everything they could to help, and therefore we are certain that it was simply her time; the Lord was calling her home."
The family also thanked people for their support during this difficult time. "The children and I are so thankful for the outpouring of love and support in the wake of the sudden passing on of our beloved Emily and baby Joey," the page reads. "Words can't describe how meaningful your words, gestures, expressions, and encouragement have been to us."
Emily, who had home schooled her four children, announced in November she was pregnant with a baby she named Joey. Her last post on Instagram talked about the stigma around different methods of delivery, as she had previously detailed her plans to have a c-section.
"However your baby gets here, just know YOUR EXPERIENCE is valid and worthy. YOU are no less a mother if you needed emergency medical intervention, had a planned c-section, or an epidural," she wrote. "You aren't a ‘better' mother if you had a home birth or an unmedicated vaginal birth. And if you grew your brood through adoption or surrogacy or family blending? Those are YOUR babies and YOU SIT PROUDLY at the table of motherhood."