Covid-stricken nurse who cannot remember giving birth is finally reunited with baby daughter

A NURSE who cannot remember giving birth while suffering Covid meets her baby daughter at last.

Eva Gicain, 30, was admitted to hospital in late October while 34 weeks pregnant and days later, as she deteriorated, was given a Caesarean.

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She has no memory of giving birth to her daughter, Elleana, and does not even remember being transferred to Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge 10 days later.

She spent three weeks on a breathing machine and was finally discharged on January 12.

Meanwhile, her baby daughter was at Basildon's neonatal intensive care unit and her husband Limuel, also aged 30, was isolating at home with Covid-19.

Eva was moved to a step-down ward a few days before Christmas, and was finally discharged from the hospital to applause on January 12 – after 76 days in hospital in Cambridge and Basildon.

Eva, from Basildon, Essex, said: “When I held Elleana for the first time I didn’t want to let go.”


 

"Life is unpredictable and we are now just looking forward to being a little family and spending time together."

Her husband Limuel said: "I was very unwell so I couldn't leave the house, never mind visit either my wife or daughter.

"It was so horrible the three of us being in separate places at a time when we should all have been together."

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