A first time mother with coronavirus overcomes her & # 39; magic & # 39; IVF baby after they were born in a bereavement room that was not used for stillbirths.
Pregnant Claire Trusson, 37, started & # 39; cold & # 39; experiencing symptoms just weeks before she was thankful and went into solitary confinement – until she started having contracts.
At St Helier Hospital in Sutton, medics had to put in & # 39; the most isolated room on & # 39; place a ward to keep them away from everyone else – which was the most accidental room.
Ms. Trusson, from Carshalton, went home and tested positive for the virus a day later – just a week before she found herself back in the & # 39; s emergency room to give baby Jake safely.
She became pregnant after she had IVF in August 2019 after two years of difficulty starting a family with her husband Murray Mitchell, 33.
Claire Trusson tested positive for the virus – just a week before she found herself in a rescue suite to give baby Jake safe
Ms. Trusson and her husband are still worried about passing the virus on to their three-week-old son, due to a lack of facemask
Ms. Trusson and her husband are still worried about passing the virus on to their three-week-old son, due to a lack of facemask.
She said, & # 39; Every little snow and every little cough and every little cry I jump on him like & # 39; oh god, you have coronavirus. & # 39;
& # 39; It sounds really reckless, but it's very difficult to look at a baby and they don't see your face – and I didn't have face masks really.
& # 39; I just had the one you gave me in & # 39; t a hospital that is a throwaway – after a few days it is sweet and wet, and probably full of germs.
& # 39; I don't even know how to make a face mask.
& # 39; I'm just not trying to look for him. & # 39;
On the way out of the hospital, Jake met his grandmother Angela and uncle David through the car window.
Claire Trusson becomes pregnant after IVF in August 2019 after two years of difficulty in starting a family with her husband Murray Mitchell, 33
Ms. Trusson said the birth was born six weeks early, while suffering from the virus was stressful – and she even wore a mask while caring for him in the early days
Ms. Trusson said it was born six weeks early while suffering from the virus was stressful – and she even wore a mask while taking care of him in his early days.
She added that she only found this week that the room in which she was born was the bereavement room.
& # 39; They have a memorial bell attached to & # 39; a wall, and because I timed my contracts when I was first in, I spent a lot of time staring at that clock, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I found it quite comfortable in a way – it's so full of love.
& # 39; I thought at a time, & # 39; & # 39; It's a strange choice to have a reminder clock in a room where & # 39; women work. & # 39; & # 39;
& # 39; But in & # 39; t scheme of things i'm super happy – i'm good, he's good and really it's great.
& # 39; In a way, I am truly grateful that I had no fear for six weeks about what it would look like. & # 39;
On March 15, Ms. Trusson began to isolate after what she thought was just a bad cold, developing into a persistent cough.
However, after having had 24 hours of contractions, she was admitted to St Helier Hospital, Carshalton.
On March 15, Ms. Trusson had begun to isolate after what she thought was just a bad cold developed into a persistent cough
She informed staff about her symptoms before she entered the hospital, and was isolated with her husband in an emergency room suite – to keep them away from others.
Ms. Trusson was sent home after two days to await her Covid-19 results, with painkillers for the pain of & # 39; s early labor.
A day later, the test came back positive – Ms. Trusson and her husband, a luxury travel agent, were told to isolate for 14 days.
However, a week later, on March 30, Ms. Trusson's contracts became more frequent, and she returned to the same hospital.
By the time she returned it to the isolated bereavement suite, the midwife could clear the head of & # 39; see a baby.
Ms. Trusson said, & # 39; I did not want to go back to the hospital.
& # 39; I already knew when I was there, I felt a bit of a drag.
& # 39; They have dolls running and you have the midwives with me in & # 39; e holes that they have to write off their PPE and wash their hands ten times.
& # 39; Obstetricians should be able to move in and out and help people if they need to help people. & # 39;