A PREGNANT mum has praised staff at a supermarket after she collapsed.

Kate-Louise Murphy, who has a two-year-old daughter Mila and is 13 weeks pregnant, was at the Co-op at Jones’ Corner, Long Road, Canvey, when she collapsed.

Luckily, staff rushed to her aid.

She said: “I was buying milk and was next in the queue to be served when all of a sudden I got black spots in my eyes and next thing I remember is waking up on the floor with the staff and customers making sure I was OK.

“The staff also kept an eye on my daughter while I came back round.

“They were brilliant - they helped me up, got me a chair and drink and offered me something to eat.

“Once I felt OK to move the staff and customers offered to walk with me back to my nan’s or give me a lift.

“I declined as I didn’t want to make a fuss and fresh air would help me.

“On leaving they kept making sure I was OK and that my daughter was too.

“The staff and customers were brilliant.”

She wants to thank everyone who stopped to help her that day.

After the incident, she went to get checked out at the doctors as the incident had scared her, but was relieved when she found out it was just her blood pressure dropping.

Kate-Louise added: “I’m just glad it happened in there and not when we were walking to the shop.

“If that had happened walking down the road I dread to think what could have happened.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone for not only helping me but for keeping an eye on my daughter.

“If they hadn’t kept her next to them she could of wandered off anywhere, so I am extremely grateful to them.”

Staff members Amanda Briggs, 46, and Anne Gibson, 48, were working when Kate-Louise fainted.

Amanda said: “She was standing in the queue at the till one moment and the next she just fell and completely blacked out.

“She fell quite awkwardly.

“There was a queue of people and they all started to help.

“Anne was on the till at the time and she rushed to come and fetch me and get her a glass of water.

“When I got downstairs they had her sitting down and she said that all she could remember was standing in the queue and then sitting there.”

Both staff members and customers offered her a glass of water and offered to escort her home in case it happened again.

Amanda added: “It was just automatic to try and help when this happens.

“I don’t think that we did anything that anyone else wouldn’t have done.

“I’m glad she is OK now.”