After becoming ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟly ɪʟʟ with C.o.v.i.d while pregnant, an ᴜɴᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ lady awoke from an ᴇɴꜰᴏʀᴄᴇᴅ ᴄᴏᴍᴀ to find she had already given birth. Kelsie Routs was 28 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to the hospital with ᴄᴏʀᴏɴᴀᴠɪʀᴜs-related respiratory difficulties. Medics concluded that she needed to be put into a ᴄᴏᴍᴀ to allow her body to heal. Kelsie was still ᴜɴᴄᴏɴsᴄɪᴏᴜs when surgeons conducted an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ operation, safely delivering baby Kobe, who weighed 3lb 11oz and was 12 weeks ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ.
Seven days later, the mother awoke to see her newborn baby. She described the experience as “wonderful.” “It’s simply too much to wrap your brain around to wake up from a ᴄᴏᴍᴀ and have a newborn kid,” she told The Sun. “I understand the physicians had no choice but to do it to protect the baby, but astonishment doesn’t begin to describe my feelings. Obviously, we’re all ecstatic. We’ve come back together as a family with our new baby after hitting rock bottom.” The fact that the physicians were able to look after the two of them was a “miracle,” according to the mother of three.
Kelsie, a graphic artist, initially became unwell in August of last year, when she began to feel weak and “within hours” began to deteriorate. She was extremely ɪʟʟ the next day, unable to eat, and she soon lost her sense of smell and taste, as well as feeling ᴀᴄʜʏ. She claims she was concerned not only for herself but also for her unborn child. Two days after she became unwell, an ᴀᴍʙᴜʟᴀɴᴄᴇ took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with C.o.v.i.d and placed on a ventilator. When Kobe was born through C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, she was in a deep induced ᴄᴏᴍᴀ and highly medicated.
Kelsie’s “little fɪɢʜᴛᴇʀ” was strong enough to go home after 40 days in the hospital, according to doctors. Kelsie said it’s pointless to speculate about what could have occurred since she’s simply glad to be back home with the rest of her family. Danny, her 23-year-old companion, mirrored her sentiments, adding the scenario had turned out “crazy.” “It’s the stuff of miracles,” he remarked of going into a ᴄᴏᴍᴀ and then waking up to have a baby. Dr Jo Mountfield, an NHS obstetrician, is recommending pregnant women to receive the C.o.v.i.d-19 vaccine, citing an increased ʀɪsᴋ of ɪɴfᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ in the third trimester as a strong reason.
Even for those who were healthy and young, she noted, pregnancy put extra pressure on the lungs. She explained that if you had a baby in your abdomen that was preventing you from breathing correctly and then received C.o.v.i.d, the best thing doctors could do is deliver the baby.