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Coronavirus: Mum gives birth while in medically induced coma to save her from COVID-19

By June 23, 2020 No Comments

A mother with coronavirus has given birth while in a medically induced coma.

Angela Primachenko, 27, from Vancouver, Washington, caught COVID-19 in March and was placed on a ventilator when she was 33 weeks pregnant, according to her twin sister.

The respiratory therapist’s condition deteriorated to the point where doctors put her into a coma at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and later helped deliver her baby while she was under.

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Another update I still have not got the chance to meet my little Ava….. but I’m believing as soon as I’m cleared and no longer have the coronavirus I will be able to hold her maybe within the next week!. . . Also huge!!!! I Finally showered after being intubated. For 11 day!!!!

A post shared by Angela Primachenko (@angela_primo) on Apr 10, 2020 at 6:11pm PDT

The baby, named Ava, tested negative for COVID-19 but has had to be kept apart from her mother temporarily.

Mrs Primachenko shared a photo of her newborn on Sunday, writing: “Baby Ava is still in the NICU and i still haven’t been able to see her in person.”

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Baby Ava is still in the NICU and i still haven’t been able to see her in person 😭😭 . . but so thankful for amazing nurses who send me update photos!!! @jennifer_ristau2 was able to take a pic of my baby girl for me!!! CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU my little fighter!!

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The next day, the now mother-of-two announced she had been discharged from hospital, writing: “7 days in the hospital. 10 days intubated. Thousands of prayers later I am home and it feels so good!!!!!”

On March 30, her twin sister launched a fundraiser to help with the medical costs, raising almost $50,000 (£39,800) so far.

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Oksana Luiten wrote: “She has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been in the ICU for 4 days now… and is 33 weeks pregnant. All we want is for Angela to be well, some have asked if there is anything they can do to help, prayers and financial support would be so helpful.

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My twin not only survived Covid-19 but also gave birth while being under an induced coma, I know, we all didn’t even know that’s possible. Feels surreal posting a picture with Angela next to me. The last two weeks I wasn’t sure if I would ever take a new picture with her. I cherish @angela_primo more then ever. She is pure gold and I wouldn’t want a world without her. Thank you to EVERYONE for your prayers, it was a dark time, I doubted and questioned my faith and God, I felt so powerless and so fearful and out of control. But that’s how faith grows, going through times of uncertainty and seeing God gently calm my spirt again and again… and now seeing the end… I stand in awe of God. He is good. I can’t wait to meet my little niece Ava💗 #covidsurvivor #pregnantwithcovid19 #sheisalive #miraclesurvivor

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“Hospital bills are crazy and Angela and David are small business owners so their insurance does not cover most of her stay.”

Two weeks later, Ms Luiten shared a picture of herself with her sister, writing: “My twin not only survived COVID-19 but also gave birth while being under an induced coma, I know, we all didn’t even know that’s possible.

“Feels surreal posting a picture with Angela next to me. The last two weeks I wasn’t sure if I would ever take a new picture with her. “

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