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A woman who battled COVID-19 woke up from Coma to find out she had delivered twins prematurely.
The hospital consultant, Perpetual Uke is a rheumatology consultant at Birmingham City Hospital.
Mrs Uke had fallen sick after she tested positive for COVID-19 in late March.
Shortly after, she went into a coma at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was placed on a ventilator.
Her twins were born by caesarean section while she was in an induced coma.
The consultant who was pregnant at the time she contracted the virus described the delivery as “amazing” as she didn’t know they would survive.
Speaking with Sky News, Uke said “I was pregnant at 24 to 25 weeks, at that stage, and by the time I woke up, I was so disorientated. I thought I’d lost my pregnancy because I couldn’t see my bump any more. I was really worried.
“Sometimes I look at them in tears, I never knew they would make it. It is amazing what medical professional science can offer”.
She delivered a baby boy, Pascal weighing only 850g, and a girl, Palmer, weighing only 770g, on 10 April at 26 weeks old.
The twins were placed in incubators at the hospital intensive care unit while the woman remained in a coma.
Mrs Uke spent another 16 days on the critical care unit – before eventually meeting her kids, Sky reports.
She added: “They were so tiny they didn’t look like my older kids, I couldn’t touch them, I felt so emotional”
Meanwhile, her husband Mathew was worried sick as the wife was in a coma, twins in the incubators, and he had to also care for their older children Ronald and Claire.
Mathew said Perpetual initially chatted with the family via video, but everything stopped when she was moved to the intensive care.
“I had mixed feelings when the twins were brought out”, he said, according to Sky reports.
“But my wife was still in a coma, sick, and I couldn’t talk to her. I was happy the twins were delivered, but the thing is, is my wife coming home?”
The family attracted massive claps from the hospital staff as Mrs Uke was finally discharged.
The family are well and at home now.