Mother who gave birth to stillborn son while in Covid coma urges people to get vaccine

Rachel, 38, said she was discouraged from having the Covid vaccine in the early days of the rollout

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A mother whose baby was stillborn while she was in hospital with Covid-19 has urged people to get vaccinated to save themselves the “agony” of becoming seriously ill with the virus.

Rachel, 38, from Bilston in Wolverhampton, who did not wish to use her surname, was so unwell she did not realise she had given birth to her son Jaxon, at 24 weeks, in August, and was in a coma and in hospital for three and a half months after contracting the virus.

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