Small miracle in the Covid crisis: In Birmingham, England, a woman gave birth to twins while she was in a coma due to the coronavirus. She couldn’t believe it at first.
A British woman suffering from the coronavirus gave birth to twins in a four-week coma. When she regained consciousness 16 days after the caesarean section, doctors told her about the offspring. “I couldn’t believe it,” said the mother, Perpetual Uke, who works as a rheumatism expert in a Birmingham hospital.
She no longer saw her pregnancy belly and therefore initially believed that her children had died, the woman reported to the Sky News news channel. The children were born on April 10th in the 26th week of pregnancy, but the unusual case was only now known in Great Britain. The girl weighed only 770 grams at birth, the boy a little more at 850 grams. After 116 days, the twins were released from the hospital.
“We are a team”
She is sorry that her youngest had such a difficult start in life, said the woman, who has two other children, the broadcaster BBC. “But the important thing is that things turned out so well.” Her husband is also grateful that the “terrible” time is over: “Every single day I have hoped that my wife would not be among the dead. We are a team.”
Great Britain is particularly badly affected by the pandemic and has the most recorded fatalities in Europe (around 53,000). In the past two weeks, the country with its 68 million inhabitants counted around 505 infections per 100,000 people, according to the EU epidemic authority ECDC. There is a lack of corona tests and several hospitals have already reached their capacity limits. In England there is a partial lockdown until at least December 2nd
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