Tears as COVID-19 survivor who gave birth in coma holds baby for first time (photos)
- Angela was confirmed positive for coronavirus on March 24, 2020, and a week later she went into a comma
- She was allowed to hold her baby for the first time after testing negative for COVID-19 twice
- The 27-year-old was 33 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for the virus
- Although she could not see her baby after giving birth, her husband and their 11-month-old daughter were able to visit the newborn
- David and Emily tested negative for the virus and was able to hold their newborn daughter while giving Angela a chance to meet her over FaceTime
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A mother of two who delivered her second baby in a coma has held her daughter for the first time in two weeks.
Angela Primachenko who is a respiratory therapist was confirmed positive for coronavirus on March 24 and a week later she went into a comma.
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According to Daily Mail, Angela was in a coma and on a ventilator at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.
The therapist woke up on April, 6 and discovered she had been induced while unconscious and given birth to a girl.
The 27-year-old was 33 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for the virus.
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On waking up, the mother of two was not allowed to visit her daughter, Ava, until she tested negative for COVID-19 twice.
"Another update. I still have not got the chance to meet my little Ava but I am believing as soon as I am cleared and no longer have the coronavirus, I will be able to hold her maybe within the next week!" she wrote.
Angela was one lucky mom after testing negative for the virus on Wednesday, April 15.
Through her Instagram account, Angela shared a series of photos with her daughter revealing she was negative for COVID-19.
"Crying right now!!! I am COVA free! And holding my baby girl in my hands!" wrote the emotional mom.
Angela and Ava's joyful news comes just ten days after the mother was brought out of her medically-induced coma, having spent ten days on a ventilator while doctors fought to save her life and that of her little girl.
Angela's baby, Ava, was born premature and had to be taken to the NICU where the nurses took care of her.
In a recent Instagram post, the new mom said her little angel was doing fine and within no time they would be leaving the hospital.
Despite the difficult situation surrounding the birth of her child, Angela is incredibly grateful to have pulled through and to have welcomed a healthy baby.
Although she could not see her baby after giving birth, her husband and their 11-month-old daughter were able to visit the newborn.
David and Emily tested negative for the virus and was able to hold their newborn daughter while giving Angela a chance to meet her over FaceTime.
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