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Mum wakes from long coma to discover she’s given birth

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A young mother who gave birth while she was in a coma after being struck down with the flu has woken up after three months.

Sarah Hawthorn, 33, is in a stable condition at Alfred Hospital, Victoria, after not having met her baby who was born August 28. 

‘After three months of intensive care, Sarah’s condition has improved and she is now stable,’ Ms Hawthorn’s family said in a statement to The Herald Sun

The statement continued, ‘Her son is fit and healthy. We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the community and all the kind wishes we have received.’

Ms Hawthorn had to fight for her life after she was struck down with the flu, while her newborn son spent the first few months of his life without a cuddle from his mother. 

Sarah and Rob Hawthorn’s son was delivered six weeks early to give Mrs Hawthorn a fighting chance to survive. 

A go-fund-me page was started with more than $30,000 raised which will help the family with travel, accommodation, living and ongoing medical expenses.

The newborn baby was nicknamed ‘Bomber Hawk’ until his mother wakes up to name him.

Sarah is now in a stable condition, and we wish her a speedy recovery!

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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