A mother has hailed her little girl, who was born in a coma with a brain hemorrhage, as a “little miracle”.
Natalie Doye, 25, was 39 weeks pregnant when she collapsed at home and was flown to the hospital, where doctors performed an emergency caesarean.
Their baby Gracie was safely delivered, but Natalie can’t remember the moment she first met her.
She told The Sun: “Gracie is my little miracle, she is so adorable and absolutely beautiful.
“I can’t remember anything from when I passed out at home until the moment I woke up in the hospital.
“I don’t remember being handed over to Gracie at all.
“I don’t remember much from that day.
“I’ve never experienced the moment I’ve always dreamed of, the moment when your newborn baby is handed over to you.
“I’m devastated. But she’s such a gentle and calm baby, I’m so lucky to have that with everything that’s going on.
“It was so difficult, but I’m so happy that we can all be at home in the new year.”
Former Waterlooville assembly line worker Hants was found leaning against a wall at her home on October 29 by her boyfriend, car dealer Joseph Forrest, 27.
She was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, where doctors placed her in a medically induced coma.
After Gracie’s delivery on October 30, Natalie required six hours of brain surgery to treat her aneurysm.
She was in a coma for three days and spent 11 days in the hospital recovering.
She added: “It was hard.
“Most of the advice from physical therapists is to rest and get plenty of sleep, which doesn’t really work when you have a newborn.
“My partner had to take on the role of mom and dad, which was tough. I’m not back to normal.
“I can’t go too far. My biggest trip is to the shops, but even then I don’t go often.
“But what is most important is that we are all safe and together with our beautiful little girl.”
https://www.the-sun.com/health/7000178/miracle-baby-born-when-mum-coma/ My baby was born when I was fighting for my life – she’s my little miracle