A pregnant English woman has died in an auto accident in Thailand, her partner has said.
Sophie Emma Rose, who was from Lancashire, was killed in the Thalang area of Phuket, where she lived with Danny Glass. He was also injured in the incident, yet survived.
“Tragic news my girlfriend died in a scooter accident we had today … I am in total shock as I’ve lost the most precious person I had ever connected with,” Glass wrote on Facebook. He said he was in denial and “distraught” about what had happened, adding: “She was also pregnant so I lost my child too”.
Rose was an enthusiastic advocate of breastfeeding and regularly posted pictures and videos about the issue on her YouTube channel. She believed that breastfeeding should continue well into childhood and was still breastfeeding her four-year-old son.
According to the Mirror, she said: “When I look at some of the negative comments on my channel, I’m amazed that some people still feel strongly about how wrong it is to breastfeed a child and share that over YouTube. But I’m going to continue uploading videos.
“I think the work I’m doing affirms other mums who want to breastfeed older kids or babies. I feel the act of me breastfeeding without shame on YouTube sends the message out that it is ok.
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“Breasts are not just sexual objects, this is what they’re made for.”
She would have liked to bring issues to light of her convictions through her channel: “Whilst most of my friends think it’s ordinary to breastfeed older kids, other people in the world think breastfeeding is crazy, exhibitionism, porn, shocking and ridiculous.”
Rose included that she would breastfeed her child “for as long as he wants it – that is the goal”. She said: “I know that breastfeeding does end – children eventually lose the latch and are not physically able to breastfeed past the age of about seven or eight years old.”
Because of that, she said she had “no fears” that the breastfeeding would proceed into adolescence.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are providing support to a British man who was injured in a road traffic accident in Thalang, Thailand and are in contact with the local police.”