A girl is born to a mother in a coma – level 3

26-05-2021 15:00

Szilvia from Hungary was admitted to an intensive-care unit with Covid-19. She couldn’t breathe and was put on a ventilator, and then on an artificial lung and kept in an induced coma for 40 days.

The day she was admitted to hospital she also gave birth to her daughter. Her daughter was born by Caesarean section.

Her husband Jozsef cared for the baby while his wife was in hospital, not knowing whether she would make it. At that time, not many patients on ventilators were surviving.

When Szilvia was brought out of a coma, she found out that she had given birth to her daughter. Her doctor said that Szilvia’s survival was miraculous.

Although still suffering from side effects, she is making a good recovery at home with her baby by her side.

Difficult words: induce (to start something by medicine), admit (to allow to enter), Ceasarean section (an operation when doctors take a child from a mother’s belly), make it (to survive).

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