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Pregnant teacher dies after her placenta ruptured during class

By Mason White 8:57 AM January 10, 2014
Matt and Catherine Moston with Isla 

By: Shifra Unger
A teacher was rushed to a hospital after her placenta ruptured at school.

Catherine Moston, 35, of Rochdale, Manchester, United Kingdom, who was 37 weeks pregnant, was at school where she worked when she began feeling sick.

She was taken to the hospital, but suffered a cardiac arrest in the ambulance and later died.

Sadly, her unborn baby girl, who the couple named Esther Grace, also died in the uterus.

Moston and her husband have a 3-year-old daughter named Isla together.

Shortly before her death, Mrs. Moston and her husband Matt, were at their gynecologist where they were told that the baby was in breech position.

The couple scheduled an appointment to have the baby repositioned.

Sadly, just 24 hours before the appointment, her placenta ruptured and she went into cardiac arrest.

She was pronounced dead five hours after being taken from her classroom.

“I cannot believe what has happened. Catherine had been well throughout her pregnancy,” her husband Matt Moston said.

“She was really looking forward to becoming a mother for the second time. Doctors said that it is a very rare thing to happen,” he added.

The couple has been married for about 5 years.

“She was a devoted mother and a loving wife. She was so caring. She was my rock. It’s just so hard. I don’t know how I’m going to cope without her,” Matt Moston said.