A YOUNG mum who gave birth in a coma after contracting Covid is preparing for Christmas at home after nearly three months in intensive care.

Saskia Lane, 21, was rushed in with breathing difficulties while eight months pregnant.


Doctors safely delivered her daughter Betsy in September but Saskia was kept in an induced coma.

She only met her new baby for the first time three-and-a-half weeks later.

The mum-of-two was allowed to go home last month and is now looking forward to the festivities with Betsy, Eliza, two, and partner Lee Blackman, 23.

Saskia, of Partridge Green, West Sussex, said: “Seeing Betsy for the first time was like giving birth all over again.

"I was so relieved we were finally together and I could finally start a bond with my baby after being separated for so long.

“I remember not wanting to ever let go.

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"After seeing Betsy and then finally being reunited with Eliza, it gave me so much strength to keep fighting so I could get home to my girls

“I feel it’s so important to share my story to pregnant women as I was unsure about the vaccination during my pregnancy but I wish I had it done before it was too late.

“Our NHS is so incredible and I will forever be grateful for giving me the chance to carry on doing my favourite job in the world, being a mum.”




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