Emily Mitchell, an Instagram influencer and parenting blogger, died at age 36 while pregnant with her fifth child.
The Rhode Island native and creator of The Hidden Way blog passed away unexpectedly three days before Christmas, according to a fundraising page set up for her family. Emily, whose maiden name is Giancaspro, is survived by her husband Joseph Mitchell and their four children Finn, Isla, Eden and Luna.
“Em was having her morning coffee and toast when she suddenly became unresponsive,” the fundraising page stated. “Despite the prompt attention of her children, husband, father and other medical personnel, all valiant efforts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. She went home to be with the Lord. The doctors are still working on answers for her family.”
Emily was 16 weeks pregnant when she died. According to her online obituary, Emily was expecting a baby boy named Joey.
While most of her Instagram centered around her homeschooling efforts with her children and other parenting topics, in recent weeks, she shared pregnancy-related posts, including baby bump pics.