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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