Mum dies without ever having held newborn baby weeks after contracting Covid

A pregnant mother died weeks after contracting Covid – and tragically, she was never able to hold her newborn daughter.

Saiqa Parveen was eight months pregnant when she contracted the virus in September, and when her condition worsened, doctors put her on a ventilator.

Doctors brought their daughter Dua Maryam on time and sadly Saiqa died on Monday November 1st without ever seeing or holding her little girl.

The mother of five leaves behind the devastated taxi driver husband Majid Ghafur, 40, and the daughters Noor, 12 years old, the 11-year-old Imaan, Hibbah, the eight- and six-year-old Ayesha and the little Dua Maryam. Birmingham Live Reports.

Her 54-year-old brother Qayoum Mughal says his sister was offered the Covid vaccination in the summer but she decided to wait until after the baby was born.

In their final hours, her daughters had made one heartbreaking final call in their hospital bed.

Mr. Mughal from Ward End said, “An hour before she died, her daughters gave her Facetime and said, ‘Get up mom, we are waiting, we miss you, we love you, why are you leaving us? high.’

“They prayed and cried.”

Mr Mughal said prior to contracting the coronavirus, Ms. Parveen, who had no underlying illnesses, was “okay” and “was doing her daily housework”.

On September 16, she developed breathing problems and was rushed to Heartlands Hospital by ambulance.

“They treated her with oxygen and she stayed there until the morning of September 22nd,” said the father of four.

“They told her she was Covid free and she went home.

“In the evening she had problems with coughing and they called an ambulance and she was taken back to Heartlands Hospital.

“She called us on September 23 at 6 a.m. and then went home. She slept a lot.

“On September 24th, she was home all day but had difficulty breathing in the evenings. Her husband called an ambulance and she was taken to Good Hope Hospital.

“She was given oxygen and on Jan.

“My wife said she sounded very tired and only spoke for a few minutes. That was our last conversation with any of us.

“The next morning her husband called us and told us that she was on a ventilator and that they were preparing for an operation. At 2 p.m. the doctor called her husband and told him that they had given birth to a baby girl.

“We didn’t see her because she was on a ventilator in intensive care. Your daughter never saw her.”

Baby, two Marys

Meanwhile, Ms. Parveen was also struggling with sepsis, had a hole in both lungs, as well as double pneumonia and several other infections.

Her brother said, “They treated her with antibiotics and every time we called they said she was getting a lot of oxygen, but they never said she was fine.

“They allowed her husband to see her on October 21st and the doctor said she was very sick.

“The doctor told him to speak to her because she was sedated but could hear.”

“He spoke to her and told her that her eldest daughter was asking you to stand up and ‘where’s her birthday present’ ‘and she missed her mother.

“As soon as he said that, a long tear came out of her eye. That was the first and last reaction we had from her when she was on the ventilator.”

On the morning of November 1st, the family was told that her condition was “very bad” and that she died shortly before 10 pm.

Devastated Mr Mughal said her entire family missed their beloved mother very much and the community is grieving.

He said, “Your daughters ask, ‘When will mama be back’?

“Parveen was the most caring person, she couldn’t live without her family. She was a woman of principle.

“She took care of everyone and her mother is still alive.

“Everyone prayed for her. She was very hardworking and a helpful lady.”

He added, “Your husband is crying, but he must be strong for his daughters.”

Councilor Majid Mahmood, a close family friend, said: “It is a devastating loss to the family and it is difficult for anyone to imagine the pain they will go through.

“It is heartbreaking that Saiqa never saw her newborn baby and didn’t even know the baby was born.

“I would like to encourage everyone who is offered the vaccine to take it.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Saiqa’s family.

“May Allah grant SWT Saiqa the highest place in Paradise. Ameen.”

The NHS England website, updated on October 11th, “encourages” pregnant women to receive the Covid vaccine.

It reads: “New data shows that almost 20 percent of seriously ill COVID patients are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated.

“Since July, every fifth COVID patient who has been treated with a special lung bypass device has been a mothers-to-be who did not have their first vaccination.

“England’s best midwife today assures women that the vaccine is safe, effective during pregnancy and recommended by clinicians and charities.”

He said, “I understand why pregnant women may be reluctant to come forward and get the Covid-19 vaccines.

“When the vaccines were first introduced, pregnant women were also excluded because of a variety of misinformation circulating online.

“But since then, there has been overwhelming real-world evidence that the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy outweigh the risks.

“In fact, over 80,000 pregnant women in England have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine and there have been no serious safety concerns.

“Pregnancy causes changes in the immune system that increase the risk that expectant mothers will become seriously ill and require intensive care if they become infected with Covid-19. In addition, infection with Covid-19 during pregnancy can increase the risk of premature birth and even stillbirth. “

“Studies have shown that pregnant women who received the Covid-19 vaccines produce good antibodies against the disease.

“The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends receiving both doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant. This is the best way to protect yourself from the known risks of the disease to both mother and baby.”


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