The story is exceptional and moving : an American achievement of the Covid-19 gave birth to her baby while she was in an induced coma. She could not discover her daughter that at her alarm clock, 5 days after his birth.
Angela Primachenko told his story in the show from NBC : march 22, she has a runny nose and think to suffer of an allergy to pollen. But two days later, the young wife, then pregnant of 33 weeks, has fever.
On the 26th of march, so she decides to go to the hospital to get tested. The verdict is in : it is positive. Angela is then placed in intensive care as his condition worsens quickly.
Dive into the coma to save her baby
Respiratory therapist by profession, she was yet his precautions since the virus had begun to spread on u.s. soil. “I wasn’t going to work because I was pregnant. I don’t know when I’ve been contaminated. I just know that I went to the hospital and that I was getting a little more sick “. Given its capacity breathing, which degrade very, very quickly, she decides, in agreement with the doctors, to be plunged into a medically induced coma and placed on life support. This will save her baby.
She wakes up 5 days after his birth
On the 1st of April, after 34 weeks of pregnancy, the doctors decided to induce labour… And give birth to a little girl in perfect health. But it will have to wait 5 more days to Angela wakes up : “I opened my eyes and I realized that I no longer had my big belly. I was totally bewildered… “
Angela is finally able to see her baby, but not touch it : she must wait to be completely healed and tested negative for the Covid-19 twice in a row. She will start to cuddle his little girl named Ava, first name, Hebrew, inspired by the word ” hayyah “, which means, according to his mom, ” breath of life “.
Watch the video of the testimony of Angela Primachenko on NBC :
And the testimony of his sister on Instagram :
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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. Goal 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
Apr 12, 2020 at 4:19pm PDT