Mother Gives Birth to Twins While in COVID-19 Coma

A British woman has described the moment she woke from almost a month in a coma to discover she had given birth to twins.

Perpetual Uke was 24 weeks pregnant in March when she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and taken to the hospital.

As her condition deteriorated, she was transferred to the intensive care unit and put into an induced coma to help her recover. When she woke up nearly a month later, her baby bump was gone and she assumed the worst.

She said, “By the time I woke up, I was so disoriented because I [thought I had] lost my pregnancy.” 

The hospital staff reassured Uke her twins were delivered by cesarean while she was in a coma and had been transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was in shock and at first didn’t believe the doctors.

After the birth of her twins on April 10, she remained in a coma for 16 more days. The twins were premature but thanks to the care of hospital staff, they made progress every day.

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