Coronavirus mum gives birth to healthy baby girl

Baby Klara was born healthy after her coronavirus mum gave birth through C-section. (photo: illustration) Irina Murza

A woman suffering from coronavirus has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Newborn baby Klara was delivered on Saturday after a C-section operation was carried out on the unnamed mother at a hospital in Zgierz.

Professor Przemysław Oszukowski, head of the gynaecology, obstetrics and endoscopic therapy department at the hospital, which has been now transformed into a COVID-19 treatment centre, said: “It was a great undertaking, for which the whole hospital team had to prepare for a few days.

“It required many procedures which we consulted with regional and national consultants. We all passed the test. The fact that the child is healthy is the greatest success.

Although the new parents cannot hold baby Klara until they recover from the coronavirus, they can see her on video.Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny w Zgierzu im. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie/Facebook

“The system that was created works and that is the success of our health care.”

He added that due to the risk of spreading the virus, the C-section was especially complicated.

He said: “In this case, the procedure isn’t easy, because it must be carried out in a protective suit and triple gloves. It had to be performed by an experienced team that understands each other perfectly.

“The transfer of the baby must also take place in such a way that no infection occurs after birth. Contrary to how it may seem, this is a very complicated process.”

Professor Przemysław Oszukowski, head of the gynaecology, obstetrics and endoscopic therapy department at the hospital said: “It was a great undertaking, for which the whole hospital team had to prepare for a few days."szpital.zgierz.pl

The new mum is reported to be feeling well and recovering from both the illness and birth but will have to wait until she has recovered and is out of quarantine before she can hold her new daughter.

In the meantime, both she and her husband who also has the virus will be able to see little Klara via video.

A post on the hospital’s Facebook page read: “What’s most important is that little Klara is healthy. Since she has to be isolated, we try to let her hear mommy's voice.

“We record mommy's voice and play it to Klara, while for mommy we record videos of her daughter on a phone.”