Pregnant Woman Awakens from 7-Week Coma To Discover She’s Given Birth

Pregnant Woman Awakens from 7-Week Coma To Discover She’s Given Birth

A mother who spent seven weeks in a coma after falling ill with covid while pregnant has woken to discover that she gave birth to her baby girl.

Laura Ward, 33, from Tyldesley, Wigan, whose condition deteriorated from the virus while pregnant with her daughter Hope, was sedated for an emergency C-section at 31 weeks – more than two months before her due date of October 15.

Thankfully all was well with her baby, who was born weighing 3lb 7oz at Royal Bolton Hospital, and despite spending five weeks on the neonatal unit, she’s now fit and healthy and a thriving 10lb 7oz.

The Tyldesley Primary School teaching assistant had finished school for the summer holidays with ‘a bit of a cough’

With her condition worsening over the fortnight or so in hospital, she was sent to maternity to check on baby and was told they may have to deliver early.

The last thing she remembers is arriving back on the ward and despite since being told that she nodded her head to give consent to Hope’s delivery she has no recollection whatsoever.

Laura’s next memory was waking up seven weeks later, on September 30, to be greeted with the sight of the precious daughter she didn’t even know she’d had.

Laura said: ‘I opened my eyes to see Hope on the bed with me, but I couldn’t move any part of my body,’

‘All I could do was shake and nod my head.’

However, for Laura it was just the beginning of a horrific ordeal that at one point her family feared she would never recover from.

Having had tracheostomy and feeding tubes fitted, it was two weeks before Laura was even able to speak and she’s since had to relearn how to do the most basic everyday activities.

After five weeks in Wythenshawe Laura returned to Bolton’s intensive care unit where she eventually came out of her coma.

From there she was later transferred to Trafford General, where she’s since been rehabilitating with intense physiotherapy and occupational therapy – with the goal of returning home for Christmas.

This is the heartwarming moment a mum who gave birth while in a coma suffering finally returns home to meet her family and new baby for Christmas.,

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