The partner of a young mother who died as result of pregnancy complications believes her doctors may have let her down.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning Gemma Rane,31, stopped breathing. She was 38 weeks pregnant with her second child.
“I woke up about 4am to her struggling to breathe,” her partner Christopher Baker told the Courier Mail.
“She stopped breathing and I did CPR until the ambulance arrived and she was taken to Caboolture hospital for an emergency caesarean section.”
By the time the couple reached the hospital Gemma was “already gone”, he said.
She was flown to Brisbane Women’s Hospital for surgery, but neither she nor her unborn child survived.
During her first pregnancy with son Chayse, Gemma had been monitored with “extreme caution”, Christopher said.
He questioned why doctors had not booked a caesarean section sooner.
Gemma and her son Chayse. Source: Facebook/Gemma Louise
"I just want to make sure no one else has to go through what I have in the last week," he said.
More than $10,000 has been raised to support the Sunshine Coast family via a fundraising page set up by a neighbour.
Gemma is the second woman to die in Queensland this month as the result of pregnancy complications.
First time mum-to-be Amanda Sheppard died at Rockhampton Hospital as the result of a suspected embolism.
Fortunately, her baby survived, but her death is currently under investigation.
Feature Image: Facebook/Gemma Louise