Grace Victory wakes from induced coma 2 months after giving birth with Covid-19, says 'baby boy is thriving'
British star Grace Victory, who was put in an induced coma one day after giving birth to her son in December due to Covid-19 complications is now awake. The YouTuber took to social media to share the news and also wrote that her son is "thriving" at home with his father. Victory, well known for her columns in the Happoul Magazine, gave birth to her son after testing positive for Covid-19.
While her symptoms were not as severe initially, they got worse as she reached the final trimester of her pregnancy. As such, her doctors decided that the baby, who was originally due in February 2021, needed to be delivered on Christmas Eve last year. Victory's son was delivered as a healthy baby boy, however, she entered the ICU just a day later when her symptoms got worse and she was put in a medically induced coma.
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Victory's family had taken to her Instagram profile to post the news at the time, writing, "Grace developed Covid-19 two weeks ago and although her symptoms were mild at first, they worsened as the day went on."
The statement later continued, "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. She's currently stable, but please keep her in your thoughts & prayers."
More than two months later, Victory returned to her social media profiles, posting on both Twitter and Instagram that she was awake and that her baby is doing well. She tweeted, "I’m awake," and "Baby boy is thriving at home x."
Many then took to social media to welcome the former 'Harry Potter' actress back, with Poorna Bell tweeting, "Grace, I’ve thought about you often, and I am so glad to hear you are awake. Thinking of simpler times of us grumbling and having to talk about Brexit and Donald Trump on the radio. Huge love to you and your amazing family and baby boy."
I’m awake. 🤍— Grace 🌱🕯 (@GraceFVictory) March 8, 2021
Baby boy is thriving at home x— Grace 🌱🕯 (@GraceFVictory) March 8, 2021
Grace, I’ve thought about you often, and I am so glad to hear you are awake. Thinking of simpler times of us grumbling and having to talk about Brexit and Donald Trump on the radio. Huge love to you and your amazing family and baby boy ❤️— Poorna Bell (@poornabell) March 8, 2021
The breakout YouTube star founded the How to Heal Holistically platform and has been hailed as the "Internet's big sister" by her followers. Growing up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Victory had a difficult childhood where her now estranged father would beat up her mother, and she herself was once kidnapped and held hostage by a relative.
The news of Victory waking up was lauded, with one user tweeting, "The best news!!! Sending so much love Grace." Another user wrote, "SOOOOOO happy to hear this news. I’ve been thinking of you everyday xxxx." Katie Piper tweeted, "The message we have all been waiting for."
The best news!!! Sending so much love Grace 🤍🤍🤍— Jayde Pierce (@JaydePierce) March 8, 2021
SOOOOOO happy to hear this news. I’ve been thinking of you everyday xxxx— Katie Snooks (@KateSnooks) March 8, 2021
The message we have all been waiting for. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💓— Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) March 8, 2021
In her 2017 memoir, 'No Filter', Victory had written about how her disturbing childhood was the driving ambition behind her YouTube channel which brags of over 200,000 subscribers now.