The baby named Amelka was delivered via caesarean section two weeks ago at the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw where the mother, who was unaware she had given birth, is now said to be recovering.
Little Emilia was born on August 17, weighing a healthy 2.5 kilograms after tragedy struck and her mum Sylwia suffered a heart attack. Rushed to hospital, Sylwia’s heart was revived but by then she had suffered serious brain damage, and had descended into a vegetative state.
Head of the hospital’s gynecology and obstetrics department said: “We expected the baby to be big, but not this big.”
The incredible photograph taken by biologist Marek Miś won over the hearts of the jury who praised his water flea pic for its technical proficiency and beautiful palette of colours.
The mother and her partner had been trying to get to the nearest hospital after she had gone into labour but a small accident had led to the traffic on the busy road snarling up, leaving them to handle the birth by themselves.
President Andrzej Duda, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek paid tribute to the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II on the centenary of his birth on Monday.
Because people who have recovered from the disease have produced antibodies that neutralise and destroy SARS-CoV-2 virus cells, after the woman’s health deteriorated, doctors from Kędzierzyn Koźle gave her a dose. And it worked!
The birth of baby Bartek comes as a huge relief to the village which was catapulted into the glare of global media attention last year with advice flooding in on how to conceive a boy. Proud mum Anna said that the birth was a double miracle as last year she had to raise money for a serious operation without which it would have been impossible to have a successful pregnancy.
It took four days before staff were able to take snaps of the cute baby lemur peering over the edge of its wicker nest where it had been snuggling up to proud mum Colie.
The litter was born on St. Valentine’s Day but has been kept secret until now as mortality rates are high. Found in the rivers of South America’s Amazonia, there are only between 1,000 – 5,000 of them left in the wild.