Aussie Mum in coma unaware she gave birth

The mother contracted a deadly flu whilst pregnant.
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A woman is yet to discover that she has given birth after going into an induced coma.

The young Victorian mum is fighting for her life in a Melbourne hospital after contracting a deadly flu.

Sarah Hawthorn is said to have been battling influenza A during the final stages of her pregnancy.

Due to the condition, she still does not know she has given birth to a beautiful baby boy.

Hawthorn’s family has since set up a GoFundMe page to help the mother writing on the page: ‘During the later stages of Sarah’s pregnancy she caught the flu. As a result her gorgeous boy arrived earlier than planned and following his birth Sarah was, and remains, in a critical condition in an induced coma.’

The family so far have reached $18,000 within a day.

The sad news comes after eight-year-old Melbourne girl Rosie Brealey lost her life to the deadly flu on Friday.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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