Pregnant mom recovers from coronavirus after induced coma, gives birth to healthy twins
October 16, 2020 at 18:12
A mother in Ireland who was diagnosed with coronavirus just nine weeks into her pregnancy and then placed in a two-week induced coma as she battled the illness gave birth to healthy twin girls last week.
Danielle Martin and her family are calling the safe arrival of the twins “a miracle” after doctors reportedly said it would be “highly unlikely” that the babies would survive her battle with coronavirus, SWNS reported.
“It’s definitely a miracle for us,” Bryan Green, who shares three older boys with Martin, told the news outlet.
“They’re our wee princesses.”4 CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS, INCLUDING REMDESIVIR, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, FLOP IN LARGE WHO STUDYIt started on March 30 when Martin told Green she felt like she was suffocating.
At the time, she was nine weeks pregnant and thought she was expecting one baby.
“At first, I thought I just had a sore throat which led to a bad chest and I thought it must be a chest infection but I could barely breathe after six days,” she told SWNS.
Research on coronavirus in pregnant women is ongoing.
Additionally, COVID-19 may have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as pre-term birth.
Two reports recently published on the virus’ impact on pregnant women showed that more than half of pregnant women infected with the virus were asymptomatic or showed no symptoms, while 16% of the women included in one of the studies showed symptoms and 9% required invasive mechanical ventilation.
Additionally, pregnancy obesity and gestational diabetes were also found in higher prevalence among pregnant women who were hospitalized for COVID-19 illness.
“I couldn’t believe it and I still can’t to this day, even though I’m looking at them in front of me right now sleeping, it’s unbelievable!” Green told the news outlet.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEThe girls, named Ava and Amelia, are now home where they joined brothers Jaiden, Parker and Joshua.