ECMO leads to a happy ending for a pregnant mother with COVID-19

Aquarius Bunch and Sharon Beth Larson, DO
Now recuperating at home, Aquarius Bunch is believed to be the only pregnant COVID-19 patient in the U.S. to have a healthy pregnancy still intact after being on advanced life-support.

Aquarius Bunch, 27, a pregnant mother who was diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged from UI Hospitals & Clinics on May 10 after receiving care from our teams. She spent one week on an advanced form of life support called ECMO, allowing her lungs to rest and heal.

Watch her early mobility through teamwork:

On Aug. 12, Aquarius gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ka'Oir at our hospital.

She is believed to be the only pregnant COVID-19 patient in the U.S. to have a healthy pregnancy still intact after being on advanced life-support.

Aquarius and baby, photo