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Tributes flow for mum who died 24 hours after giving birth

FUNDS are pouring in for a family in the United States left reeling over the death of a new mum who went into cardiac arrest just a day after giving birth to a healthy baby boy.

Fox News reports Sarah Bertrand, 29, of Louisiana, gave birth to Julian Charles Montou on May 9, according to the family's GoFundMe page.

"Just over 24 hours later, at roughly 4:50pm on May 10th, 2017, Sarah died as a result of a pulmonary embolism that stopped her heart instantly," Jean-Luc Montou, Bertrand's partner, posted in part on GoFundMe.

Sarah Bertrand with her newborn son, hours before she died.
Sarah Bertrand with her newborn son, hours before she died. GoFundMe

"We did not have life insurance for Sarah, so I'm left with my daughter Jane and my brand new son Julian with nothing to help."

Photos posted to Montou's Facebook page show the happy family cuddling newborn Julian after his birth.

Follow-up posts feature Montou's daughter Jane, from a previous relationship, holding her new baby brother alongside the caption "My world right now. Holding me together."

In a post on May 11, Montou informed friends and family of Bertrand's tragic death.

The couple welcome their son Julian before Sarah’s death.
The couple welcome their son Julian before Sarah’s death. GoFundMe

"Sarah wanted everything for Julian and he made her so happy," he wrote on the GoFundMe page, which has exceeded its $8000 goal.

"I had never seen her so strong, so confident, and so joyful as when she held her new baby boy. While I miss her so much myself, as well as her entire family, this is intended to leave something for Julian and to help with Sarah's sudden funeral costs.

"She only wanted the best for our son and the least I can do is try to get help, since she won't be around to do so."
This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission.

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