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Coronavirus-Positive Mom Gives Birth While In Coma

In latest news, a pregnant woman reportedly gave birth to her child while in a medically-induced coma because of the coronavirus.

Pregnant Woman Gives Birth While In Voluntary Coma

When she made her decision to go into a medically-induced coma with the advice of her doctors to fight the coronavirus infection she has, Angela Primachenko, from Vancouver, was 27 years old and 34 weeks into her pregnancy. After the ordeal, however, she woke up to find that her baby is already 5 days old.

Primachenko currently lives in Washington, which is unfortunately one of the states that has been infected the most with coronavirus, given that it’s the first place where a case has been confirmed and is also where the first coronavirus death occurred.

“That was emotionally unbelievable. It was just crazy to have to try to understand what happened the last 10 days, having to puzzle back together your life,” she said in an interview after waking up.

Working as a respiratory therapist at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Primachenko caught the virus like many others, with her symptoms starting the usual way: beginning with a cough that slowly escalated to a fever that wasn’t going away. She stopped going to work because of this.

“She knew the risk. She took every precaution,” Oksana Luiten, her twin sister, said.

Because of this, her family then asked her to get tested, which she did. It was positive.

And so, on March 26, she went into the ICU of the same hospital she works for and got herself admitted. She was put onto a ventilator after three days.

Her husband, David, then gave the doctors permission to deliver her baby while she was in the voluntary coma. A healthy baby girl was delivered come April 1. Days later, Angela herself was able to fight the virus and was then able to leave the ICU.

“I believe because of the community and the people and everyone that believed in me. God just did a miracle to have me and my baby be healthy through this,” she said afterwards.

Coronavirus & COVID-19 An artist's representation of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Pixabay

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