A English woman gave birth to premature twins while in a coma with the coronavirus, a report said.
Perpetual Uke delivered the babies — a boy and a girl — via caesarean section on April 10 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Sky News reported. The twins were just 26 weeks old and each weighed under two pounds.
Just weeks earlier, Uke was admitted to the hospital, hooked up to a ventilator and placed in an induced coma.
“By the time I woke up, I was so disorientated,” the mother told the outlet. “I thought I’d lost my pregnancy because I couldn’t see my bump any more. I was really worried.”
The babies, named Palmer and Pascal, were cared for in the hospital’s neonatal intensive unit — and their mother spent 16 days in critical care before seeing them.
“They were so tiny they didn’t look like my older kids, I couldn’t touch them, I felt so emotional,” she told the outlet.
Uke’s husband, Matthew Uke, recalled the mixed emotions the day his wife gave birth.
“I had mixed feelings when the twins were brought out”, he said. “My wife was still in a coma, sick, I couldn’t talk to her. I was happy the twins were delivered but the thing is, is my wife coming home?”
Perpetual and her twins were eventually released from the hospital and the mother said they are doing “wonderfully.”