Consultant psychiatrist Dr Anupama Yadava saw Kate between 11 March and 29 July last year and said the mum had been looking forward to the baby.

She said: “When I saw her at 28 weeks she was looking forward to the baby, she was looking forward to the things she had to do.”

Senior coroner Dr Andrew Harris asked if the 30-week period is recognised as being a particular risk she replied that the risk of depression was greater.

She said: “Fluid intake is increased in the third trimester and it was likely that she would get more depressed.

“We were very aware that in the third trimester the risk of a relapse are higher, it is a greater risk.”

Dr Yadava said the previous attempts were serious but when she saw Kate on on July 29 there was “no indication to harm herself or the baby.

“She seemed positive and felt that the scans had all gone well and she was planning ahead.

“I felt that she was in the early stages of recovery and I believed her.

“She said Iris was her motivating factor and that she could not do that to her family.”

Reading the statement from paramedic Kevin Perera Dr Harris said: “The call was made at 19.12pm and they arrived at the scene at 19.17 and Kate was found hanging in a cupboard.

“No treatment was possible, she had died some time ago.”

In his conclusion Dr Harris said: “There was no indication of anyone else being involved.

“Her depression was accompanying her imminent birth. How cruel it is for the family that the child (Iris) will not know her mother.

“I shall conclude that she has committed suicide.”