Coronavirus patient who gave birth while in a coma meets her baby five weeks later



Alicia Kappers doesn’t remember her contractions or her baby’s first cries. Other than her newborn son, her only reminder of that day is the scar from her cesarean section.

She was 31 weeks pregnant when her husband took her to a Cincinnati, Ohio, hospital in late March. She had a cough, fever and it was getting harder and harder to breathe.

The novel coronavirus was putting a strain on her body and the 40-year-old mother would have to deliver her baby early while in a medically induced coma.

Kappers and her husband already dreamed of giving a sibling to their 3-year-old son Zayne before the pandemic hit.

After Alicia tested negative the second time for the virus she was allowed to meet her newly born baby and what a happy reunion it was.


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