The mother of twins born with coronavirus has spoken of their “miracle” recovery2020|02:01
The parents of premature twins thought to be the first in the UK born with Covid-19 have spoken of their joy after they were declared fit and healthy and allowed home. Sarah Curtis, 32, and husband Aaron, 33, were horrified when tests came back and revealed Sarah was positive for Covid-19 just days before she gave birth.She was asymptomatic but felt "scared" and "annoyed" with herself as she feared she was putting the unborn twins at risk. Doctors were unsure if mothers could pass on the virus to their babies, or what its effects would be, which left them worried.Sarah went into labour ten weeks early on July 3 but her husband Aaron couldn't stay with her due to Covid restrictions, and welcomed 3lbs Kenna and Lissa into the world. Doctors confirmed they were born with the killer virus, which was transferred to them via the placenta. Dad Aaron, a security guard, was finally able to see his wife and twins on July 11 for the first time in an emotionally charged scene. Six weeks later, the twins have now been declared fit and healthy, Covid-free and are now being cared for at home. Sarah, from Distington, Cumbria, said: "I was more scared of having Covid than my water breaking - I was so nervous. "When I got the confirmation that I had coronavirus I was just so angry with myself."I didn't know what it meant exactly, it was so nerve wracking. "I've lost a daughter and I was fearing the worst. "No one knew what would happen, my girls were the first babies to be born with coronavirus."Sarah, stay-at-home-mum, says she had a "hard pregnancy" as she suffered from twin to twin syndrome. Twin to twin syndrome is a prenatal condition in which twins share unequal amounts of the placenta's blood supply resulting in the two foetuses growing at different rates.She had to travel 300 miles from West Cumberland Hospital down to London, on her own, to get a laser surgery which would correct the issue.But was told it was likely she would lose one of the twins.