YouTuber Grace Victory in induced coronavirus coma after giving birth

Katie Archer
·2-min read
Grace Victory (Instagram)
Grace Victory (Instagram)

Social media influencer Grace Victory has been put into an induced coma to fight coronavirus just one day after giving birth.

The YouTube star had welcomed her first child, a baby boy, on Christmas Eve earlier than planned because she was being treated for COVID-19.

Now, her family has shared the worrying news that on Christmas Day, Grace was admitted to hospital with worsening symptoms and breathing difficulties, and had to be put into an induced coma to allow her to recover.

Watch: What is long COVID?

Read more: How fast is COVID-19 spreading in your area?

A statement on her Instagram read: “As you guys know, Grace gave birth on Christmas Eve to a beautiful baby boy, who is currently doing so well, he’s incredible. We love him so much.

“Grace developed COVID-19 two weeks ago and although her symptoms were mild at first, they worsened as the days went on. Which meant they had to deliver the baby as soon as possible, as she was just too unwell to carry on with the pregnancy.

“Grace was admitted into intensive care on Christmas Day due to issues with her breathing & therefore they had to make the decision of placing her into an induced coma, to give her body the rest it needs, in order to recover.”

It continued: “She’s currently stable, but please keep her in your thoughts & prayers.

“We love her so, so much and we know she’ll come out of this stronger than ever. She has dedicated her whole career to healing people, we now ask that you pray, to heal her.”

Grace and her partner Lee had previously shared their happy news in a social media post, saying: “We’re parents. It’s been a wild week but this morning baby boy arrived and is our little Christmas miracle.”

Last month, Grace had spent nearly two weeks in hospital when she became dehydrated and borderline anaemic during her pregnancy, but had made a good recovery.

Watch: Kate Garraway shares dream of spending Christmas Day with husband Derek Draper