An autopsy on the woman who died at the Scarborough General Hospital on New Year's Day after delivering her baby via Caesarean section stated that she bled to death.
The autopsy on the body of Rose Gordon, 35, was done at the Scarborough Hospital mortuary yesterday by pathologist Dr Hubert Daisley.
Gordon suffered from pre-clampsia, died from hypovolemic shock and her lungs collapsed, the report stated.
In an interview with the T&T Guardian the woman's sister, Leslyn Gordon, said the family still needed answers.
"My sister didn't have to die. With all that is happening I want to find out the real reason why she died. I am not satisfied 100 per cent with the response from the staff at the hospital. There are still a lot of things we don't know. We have plenty questions but no answers," she said.
Leslyn admitted that Rose had a uterine fibroid. She also said further testing would be conducted on her lungs and uterus and results would be released on Friday.
Gordon delivered her baby girl at 34 weeks and five days into her pregnancy. The baby remains in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Scarborough General Hospital. Sources say despite the baby was born premature she is progressing well.
Contacted for a comment on the issue, Chief Executive Officer for the Tobago Regional Health Authority Dr Nathaniel Duke, said the family's wishes must be respected and personal information would not be divulged.
The Tobago Regional Health Authority described Rose Gordon as a high-risk patient in a press release sent out on Sunday but failed to give any additional details.
"The late mother who was a high-risk patient, passed away from complications after giving birth despite concerted efforts by her medical team to ensure the safety of both the mother and baby," the statement said.