Newborn baby whose mum died of coronavirus after giving birth is allowed home with heartbroken family – The Sun

A BABY whose mother died from coronavirus just days after he was born has finally returned home.

Fozia Hanif, 29, tragically passed away before ever getting the chance to hold her son, Ayaan.

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Her ventilator was turned off just six days after giving birth, at Heartlands Hospital Birmingham.

But today Fozia’s cousin Zilley Khan has now shared the “great news" that "healthy and happy" baby Ayaan home with his family.

She wrote on social media: "Just wanted to share our great news with u[sic] all.

"My cousin who died a month ago aged 29 with covid, who delivered her baby at 31 weeks.

"Well baby Ayaan is home today covid free, healthy & happy baby MahShaAllah."

Baby Ayaan is home today covid free, healthy & happy baby MahShaAllah.


Zilley added: "Indeed this news has made us forget our sadness ans through baby Ayaan we will remember our beautiful cousin Fozia xx."

A nurse who worked in the intensive care unit at Heartlands Hospital, replied: "That is wonderful news as a nurse who works in ICU at Heartlands I will share this news with them if that is okay as we were all rooting for him.

“We were also all devastated when your cousin died – out of every storm there is a beautiful rainbow.

"I will personally tell Jo who was the nurse that cared for your cousin the day she lost her life – we talk about her often – her memory will live on in us for ever – a little piece of her will be with us always."


Fozia's family was told to come and say goodbye to the new mum as she fought her battle with coronavirus in hospital last month.

Recalling the heartbreaking ordeal, her heartbroken husband, Wajid Ali, told ITV News: "She was really happy, she got the baby photo they (nurses) printed out for her.

"She was holding and say ‘look it’s our baby’ and ‘we’re going to come home soon’… that’s the last time I spoke to her."

Wajid said they lost a daughter last year and added: "Now they are together."

Fozia, who worked at the probation service at Birmingham Magistrates' Court, developed a fever in March and hospital staff kept her in for tests after a routine pregnancy check-up.

She was holding and say ‘look it’s our baby’ and ‘we’re going to come home soon’… that’s the last time I spoke to her.

She tested positive for the deadly bug but was eventually released back home.

However, she was rushed back to hospital when her condition got worse and was placed on a ventilator.

Wajid said: "They said we’re going to keep her here to find out and we’re going to do a Covid test and they kept her for two days.

"The test came back positive and the next day they said it was mild and you can go home.

“After four days she had difficulty breathing and we called the ambulance."


Her dad Nabil Hanif added: "From a joyous occasion, the next time we saw her she was struggling on a ventilator.

“It was a painful experience when we walked into the hospital when they said they were going to turn the machine off and the ventilators and I said 'no, don’t turn it off until we arrive. She’s a fighter, she can pull through'.

"But when we walked in and we saw Fozia – we just kept praying.”

The young mum died three weeks after testing positive on April 8 – just six days after he son was born 31 weeks into her pregnancy by C-section.

She was in a coma when her family said goodbye and they said they have "so many things" to tell her son about her.



Wajid added: "She was so wonderful, she always used to think about others she wouldn’t think about herself."

According to ITV News, a second mum who tested positive for coronavirus also died days after giving birth.

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