A 27-year-old woman from Washington gave birth while in coma as she was infected with coronavirus gave credit to God for her life, after she found out she had given birth while she was unconscious.
During an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Angela Primachenko said she started feeling ill on March 24, when she developed a fever — a dangerous symptom for a woman 33 weeks pregnant. So she went to the hospital, where she works as a respiratory therapist, to be tested for coronavirus.
The results came back. It was positive.
Her symptoms instantly began to worsen, and by March 29, Primachenko was placed in a medically induced coma.
The young mother was still unconscious April 1, when doctors induced labor and delivered her baby girl, Ava, whose name means “breath of life.”
Primachenko’s twin sister, Oksana Luiten, wrote about the harrowing experience on Instagram, admitting the “dark time” challenged her faith and trust in God.
“I felt so powerless and so fearful and out of control,” she wrote. “But 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.” Faithwire reports.
She was discharged from the ICU since she came off the ventilator and could breathe well on her own.
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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. But 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
“Everyone did a standing ovation and just clapped me out of the ICU, which was so amazing and such a huge thing to be able to leave the ICU and go to the floors,” she recalled. “It was just the grace of God.”
Primachenko was able to see her newborn baby over video calls when her husband checks on her.
“She’s our new little breath of life,” Primachenko said.
However, she could only join her family after she has been tested negative of COVID-19 twice.
“Even in the hardest days and the hardest times, there’s hope,” she said. “And you can rely on God and people and community. The amount of community people that were praying for me is just unbelievable. I was blown away and I’m so incredibly thankful. And I feel like I’m a miracle walking.”