A hospital counselor who gave birth to twins while in a corona virus coma described childbirth as a “miracle”.
When he was diagnosed with Covit-19 in April, Rheumatology Consultant Perpetual UK was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and placed on a ventilator in a medically induced coma when her condition worsened.
Doctors decided to deliver the baby by cesarean if the mother did not recover. Her due date was mid-July, but the babies were delivered in just 26 weeks.
But when UK woke up from a coma, she could not see her bump and feared she had lost her children.
“I couldn’t see my pump. I thought my kids were gone.” She told Metro. “It simply came to our notice then.
“We are all doing very well. I got sick and an ambulance came to pick me up and then I was pushed into a coma.
“Getting out of the coma was the worst aspect. I had dreams. I fainted, I could not see my pump, I thought my children were gone and my family were all dead.
“This is a very anxious time for my husband and children. Even after I woke up, I could not see my children for more than two weeks.”
The children, Sochica Palmer and Ocinachi Pascal, weighed only 765 grams (27oz) and 850 grams (30oz) at birth. They were taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
UK’s anxious husband Matthew responded to their prayers when they came out of a coma 16 days later and began their recovery path, he told Metro.
The Birmingham City Hospital doctor later reunited the children, her husband and her two children, Nammadi Ronald, 12, and CCMD Clary, 11.
“Coming home was a real healing place for me,” he said. “Family is all together now. We are all so happy.”