A woman who went to hospital with symptoms of a miscarriage and died a few days later from sepsis.

Reeta Saidha, 38, from Grays, was admitted to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital on December 19 after her waters broke.

She was monitored by the hospital until December 22 when they discovered she had suffered a second trimester miscarriage.

The same day Reeta was taken to theatre for an Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception (ERPC) procedure, which is a relatively small operation to have pregnancy tissue removed from the womb.

While in hospital she contracted a genital tract infection.

Her condition deteriorated and she was then transferred to the Intensive Therapy Unit where she died on Saturday, December 23.

Her cause of death was sepsis, an infection caused by injured tissue, and coagulopathy, which is a bleeding disorder.

This was brought on by the genital tract infection which was brought on by the miscarriage.

A full inquest into her death will be held on May 2 this year.