Mother Who Died Hours After Giving Birth To Second Child May Have Caught Fatal Disease From Unvaccinated Toddler

July 31, 2017
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An unvaccinated toddler may be the reason why a Mom died shortly after giving birth.

Imogen Petrak was 36 weeks pregnant when she suffered from an ear infection which caused catastrophic brain swelling.

35-year-old Petrak, had an emergency c-section and gave birth to daughter Eleanor, 4 weeks premature, but didn’t survive herself.

Petrak’s 17-months-old toddler was reportedly not vaccinated and was unwell in the days leading up to her death, and blood tests confirmed she died of pneumococcal meningitis.

The infection is covered by a vaccine which is on the National Immunisation Program Schedule and is recommended to be given to babies at two, four and six months of age.

There were 154 deaths from pneumococcal disease in 2004.

The decease is passed on by touching infected people.

The numbers have decreased significantly after the vaccination was introduced more than a decade ago.

Sadly, husband and widower John Petrak took baby Eleanor home from Gold Coast University Hospital last week.

The father-of-two has opened up about his battle to come to terms with his devastating loss.

‘Imogen’s biggest dream was to see our daughter and she didn’t get to do that. We knew we were having a girl and she was just aching to see her. She had all her dresses picked out,’ he said.

Petrak shed light on the emotions that came when he welcomed his daughter into the world, hours before saying goodbye his wife.

‘The only way I can explain it was feeling every emotion at the same time. Worry, sadness, happiness, joy – everything all at once,’ he said.

Petrak said that he was grateful his eldest, 17-month-old JB, was too young to fully grasp the loss of his mother.

‘He actually pointed at a photo of his mum with a happy smile yesterday but he doesn’t know she’s gone … our first night home together it was just me and him and we just chased each other around the lounge (having fun). We’ve still got to live.’ 



  1. Walter

    August 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm



    The immunocompromised are never concerned about the thousands of diseases that there are no vaccines for—just the unvaccinated, and for no good reason.

    They should actually be more concerned about the vaccinated, who have been proven to shed the diseases they were vaccinated for.

    Read the news lately? The majority of outbreaks are caused by the vaccinated.

    Read the vaccine package inserts, as well as prominent medical journals, to learn more about shedding.

    • Jonathan

      August 31, 2017 at 4:05 am

      Thank you. Finally, someone talking sense and real science.

  2. Ronald N. Roy

    August 30, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    More than likely she caught a fatal disease from the operating room.

  3. B

    September 1, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Thank you for your comments pointing out it is not the unvaccinated spreading disease more than vaccinated. anyone can be a carrier of disease. We cant let the pharma propaganda and fear proliferate.

  4. MFC

    September 1, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Did the toddler have meningitis???

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