A new mother died from coronavirus in hospital without being able to cuddle her son who she had given birth to just days before.
Fozia Hanif, 29, passed away in Birmingham Heartlands Hospital after her ventilator was turned off on April 8.
Her baby son, Ayaan Hanif Ali, was born on April 2 at 31 weeks via caesarean section.
The mother, who worked at Birmingham Magistrate’s Court’s probation services, had been taken to a recovery ward after the birth, but was moved to an intensive care unit (ICU) after her condition worsened.
She tested positive for the infection when it was discovered she had a slight fever during a maternity check-up, which she had been attending regularly after losing her first child the previous year.
According to ITV News, Fozia’s husband, Wajid Ali, said: ‘They said we’re going to keep her here to find out and we’re going to do a Covid test and they kept her for two days.
‘The test came back positive and the next day they said it was mild and you can go home.
‘After four days she had difficulty breathing and we called the ambulance.’
Fozia was unable to receive visitors and could only make a few phone calls while she was on the maternity ward, with much of the communication being between doctors and her family, according to relatives.
Due to her condition, Fozia was unable to see her baby and only saw photos of him before passing away.
‘She was really happy, she got the baby photo they [the nurses] printed out for her,’ her husband of nearly seven years, Mr Ali, said.
‘She was holding the picture and saying ‘look it’s our baby’ and ‘we’re going to come home soon’… that’s the last time I spoke to her.’
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