LONDON, December 23, 2010 ( – A British woman and her unborn child are safe and well after a swine-flu induced coma put both lives in jeopardy, report’s the UK Daily Mail.

Fallon Devaney, 25, awoke from an induced coma after spending the past week in the intensive care unit at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, fighting for her life from an H1N1 virus infection.

Devaney was five months pregnant, and doctors were considering whether to prematurely induce her unborn child, saying it was a choice between saving her life or her child, who might have died being born so prematurely.

The Derbyshire woman was already rearing four children with her fiancé David Bowler, the oldest being five years old and the youngest two years old.

Devaney revived, but assumed with sadness upon waking that her unborn child was dead – a feeling that disappeared as soon as she had a chance to listen to her unborn baby’s heartbeat.
Devaney was taken off the ventilator, and is currently on the road to recovery. The family holds out hope that the child will be born healthy.

Read the full story at the Daily Mail.


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