Mum had trouble breathing before she passed away at 38 weeks pregnant. Doctor’s were unable to save her baby.

Christopher Baker, from Bribie Island in Queensland, said his partner, Gemma Rane, had trouble breathing early on Wednesday morning and then she stopped breathing.

He performed CPR until an ambulance arrived to take her to Caboolture Hospital, north of Brisbane, where doctors tried to save the couple’s unborn baby boy via caesarean, reports Daily Mail.

She died in the early hours of Sunday morning when her family made the decision to switch off her life support.

‘They tried to save the baby by taking him out in the emergency department. But it was already gone,’ the devastated father told 92.7 Mix FM.

Mr Baker said doctors at Caboolture Hospital had failed to take better care of Ms Rane.

The couple have another son, Chayse, and he said Ms Rane’s treatment during that pregnancy was very different as she had a heart condition called atrial fibrillation that could cause shortness of breath, The Courier Mail reported.

‘With Chayse, they took every precaution to make sure nothing went wrong,’ Mr Baker said.

‘This time they didn’t seem to care that much.’

Mr Baker said he wanted to speak out about his partner’s death because he did not want another family to suffer.

‘The pain that me and the family have gone through the last week… anyone shouldn’t have to go through that.’ he told 92.7 Mix FM.

A spokeswoman for the hospital told Daily Mail Australia said they were providing support to Ms Rane’s family.

‘We extend our deepest condolences to the family for their tragic loss,’ she said.

‘Importantly, we are offering support to the family at this very sad time.

‘As this matter is before the coroner, we are unable to comment further.’

Two days ago an update on the gofundme page read – “It is with a heavy heart that over night Gemma has sadly passed away. A smiley face that has left us to go and rest in peace with her baby, Deegan and her mother. Gemma was a special person and will be sadly missed. More than ever, please share this page and I urge people to donate.”

Sadly only last week we shared the story of the Queensland mum who died after suffering complications from a caesarean section while delivering her first child. And also the mother who died from a ‘ventricular arrhythmia’ two days after giving birth.

Our thoughts are with Gemma’s family and friends.

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  • This is just so awful and sad. My deepest sympathies to the family.


  • Oh, this is so sad. This should never have happened. Two lives tragically lost. I feel for their family.


  • How devastating for the family my condolences :(


  • Oh how heart breaking. Deepest sympathy for the family.


  • My thoughts and prayers to all.


  • There are no words for such a heartbreaking tragedy.


  • :( thoughts are with the family x


  • What tragic news. My thoughts are with the family.


  • This does seem very black and white, but the truth is it is not the whole hospital that failed. It is the prenatal clinic that failed this lovely lady and her baby. They knew the history and failed to monitor her at the most critical time in the pregnancy. My prayers go out to this family.


  • Oh that poor family, to lose their wife, daughter, sister, mother and the newest little addition. So close to the delivery date. My heart breaks. I’m reading that the medical people involved in treating this woman are the ones that didn’t care about treatment during this pregnancy? If so, I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this


  • Heartbreaking and heart aching, what a sad story ! My thoughts and prayers go out to this family.


  • What a tragic unavoidable loss of not one but two people.


  • How heartbreaking and tragic. My thoughts are with Gemma’s family


  • Heartbreaking :(
    Rip Mum & Bub


  • Prayers for the family and loved ones that are dealing with this loss.

    I have no personal experience with the hospital so cant comment.


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