COVID-19 stricken mom gives birth to twins while in coma

Dr Uke gave birth at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

Doctors put her into a coma to save her life and she wound up giving birth to twins while unconscious. They were taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at Birmingham Women's Hospital.

Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Perpetual Uke first fell ill with COVID-19 in late March.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, and was placed in a medically induced coma while on a ventilator, according to Sky News.

When she woke up almost a month later, she found that her baby bump was gone and she assumed the worst. 'I couldn't see my bump and I thought my babies were gone, ' she said.

"I thought I'd lost my pregnancy because I couldn't see my bump any more. I was really anxious", she told the outlet. Her daughter Sochika Palmer weighed 27oz at birth, while her son Osinachi Pascal was only 30oz.

"I was pregnant at 24 to 25 weeks, at that stage, and by the time I woke up, I was so disorientated". The twins were just 26 weeks old and each weighed under two pounds.

Cyberpunk 2077 - Night City Wire Episode 5, new gameplay trailer and screenshots
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally scheduled to launch on November 19th, the same day as the PS5 launched in most parts of the world. Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in the light of us saying we achieved a gold master some time ago.

Uke's husband Matthew told the BBC, "Every passing day I was hoping my wife was not among those who are dead".

"My wife was still in a coma, sick, I couldn't talk to her". He said he had mixed feelings the day the twins were born, as his wife was still battling the virus.

Uke's calculated time was in mid-July, but the children were only born at 26 weeks of age in early April.

When Mrs Uke regained consciousness, it was the result the family had prayed for, but she said she was suffering "ICU delirium" and was "so confused". Now, back home, all three are recovering well. Now seven months later, the babies are developing well.

Uke would not believe hospital staff when they told her she had delivered the twins by cesarean and that they were in the neonatal intensive care unit. "It is fantastic what medical professional science can offer".

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Related News:



Most liked

Pompeo starts unprecedented tour of West Bank settlement, Golan
On the way there, Mr Pompeo stopped at Qasr el-Yahud, revered as the site of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan Valley. The two governments have shared close ties throughout the years.

Guardiola ends speculation with two-year deal, Football News & Top Stories
Information from Reuters was used in this report . But when you want to stay, it's not so hard ". Pep Guardiola is staying at Manchester City .

Coronavirus: immunity for six months after contracting the virus
Immunity to Covid in people who have contracted the virus may last far longer than thought, draft research indicated today. "The youngest child had the strongest antibody response", said the study's immunologist and co-author, Melanie Neeland.

Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber Sing About Struggles With Fame On 'Monster'
Shawn Mendes is back with a new song and its views are already soaring high. "This is the human experience". You can hear the new song " Monster " below. "He completely inspired me to start singing".

'Wipeout' Gameshow Contestant Dies After Completing Obstacle Course
The team consists of two paramedics, two set medics, a paramedic coordinator, and a safety producer. Paramedics were then called and the man was taken to a local hospital, but he later passed away.

8 injured, shooter at large in suburban Milwaukee mall shooting
Trish Cox's 19-year-old nephew works at Finish Line sporting goods store. "I think we're all born with it", she said. Police said the victims were taken to the hospital and that the extent of their injuries was unknown.

Strict virus lockdown in South Australia to end earlier than planned
South Australia will revert to a series of similar restrictions imposed at the beginning of the week from midnight on Saturday. South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said the state had learned from watching Victoria and other parts of the world.

J&K: Four terrorists gunned down in Nagrota district
Lt Governor hailed the valour and quick reaction of the security forces in foiling the nefarious design of the terrorists. The investigations showed that the truck bore a fake registration number.

Dwight Howard agrees to 1-year deal with 76ers
Howard caused plenty of confusion Friday, tweeting - and later deleting - a message stating he was re-signing with Los Angeles. Roughly an hour after the initial tweet about the Lakers, Charania provided an update: Howard is heading to Philadelphia.

The best moments in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion
Reputation". "So that meant my salary was cut". "Those words, calling a black woman "difficult" in Hollywood is the kiss of death. She explained that when she left the show, she wasn't fired, but claimed she was offered a " really bad deal".

Sia Fires Back at Critics Over Autism Representation in Music
Sia was antagonistic when responding to criticism from people within the disabled community. Still, Sia continues to express her upset as the autism community speaks out.

NYC mayor defends decision to close public schools as virus cases rise
New York City opened its schools for the 2020-2021 school year last month after several delays and a threatened teachers' strike. This came as parents across the city expressed concern over the closures, calling on the governor to leave schools open.

Microsoft Edge will soon run natively on Apple Silicon Macs
So we have a Mac app running through a translation layer allowing a Windows app to run using a second translation layer. Apple offers a way for x86 Mac apps to run on the M1 MacBooks and Mac Mini by using the Rosetta 2 translation layer.

Campus returns to modified Phase One as Vermont Covid-19 cases surge
This latest case count, which is based on active cases, marks the most cases ever recorded on campus at any one point. All in-person social activities and events, including athletic practices, are canceled or need to be moved online.

David Luiz, Dani Ceballos Exchange Blows During Training
It is not the first time the Spain global , on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, has been involved in an adjustment with a team-mate.