Margaret Tongiatama went for a nap on the day her third child was due - but she ... trends now

Margaret Tongiatama went for a nap on the day her third child was due - but she ... trends now
Margaret Tongiatama went for a nap on the day her third child was due - but she ... trends now

Margaret Tongiatama went for a nap on the day her third child was due - but she ... trends now

A Brisbane woman who went for a nap on the day her third baby was due to be born never woke up, with her death and that of her unborn child shattering her young family. 

Margaret Tongiatama, 38, and her unborn baby Kariya suddenly died on April 11 while she was sleeping at her home, mystifying her loved ones and doctors. 

Her husband Edward said his wife had a medical appointment just two days before the lives of he and his daughters Ayla-Sialei and Zana Mary were changed forever.

That meeting with a midwife 'went well', Mr Tongiatama told the Courier-Mail, with his wife and the baby seemingly in good health.

He had taken a week off work and had been going for walks with Margaret, known as Magz to her friends, to help induce the coming labour. 

Margaret Tongiatama (right) was pregnant with a third child when this picture was taken with her husband, Ed, and their daughters Ayla-Sialei and Zana Mary

Margaret Tongiatama (right) was pregnant with a third child when this picture was taken with her husband, Ed, and their daughters Ayla-Sialei and Zana Mary 

On the afternoon the baby was due, they had lunch, after which Ms Tongiatama said she was tired and went to have a lie down.

When he went to check on her 20 minutes later, Mr Tongiatama discovered that his wife was not breathing.

He called triple-0 and began CPR but said 'she was just gone'.

Mr Tongiatama called out to a man skateboarding on his street, who turned out to be an off-duty paramedic.

'He sprung straight into action,

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