Disease & Illness

Mom With Coronavirus Gave Birth While In A Medically Induced Coma

Wow, this is an amazing story!

As if the thought of waking up from a medically induced coma wasn’t crazy enough, imagine waking up from a medically induced coma to find out you’ve given birth. That’s what happened to 27-year-old Angela Primachenko, who was 33 weeks pregnant when she was tested for COVID-19 on March 24. Eight days later, the respiratory therapist was seriously ill, hooked up to a ventilator and in a medically-induced coma.

To give Primachenko a stronger chance of survival and to protect her child, doctors at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, decided to induce labor. When Primachenko was eventually taken off the ventilator on April 6, she immediately realized that her baby had been born.

“Obviously, nobody expected that I was going to get that sick, so no, absolutely not, I did not expect to deliver my child,” she told Today’s Sheinelle Jones. “After all the medication and everything I just woke up and all of a sudden I didn’t have my belly any more. It was just extremely mind-blowing.

On April 10, Primachenko shared a message on Instagram to thank her friends and family for their gifts and support during “the most challenging” time.