24/03/2011 11:05 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Young Mum In Swine Flu Coma After Giving Birth

A young mother is in a coma after giving birth whilst suffering from swine flu.

Leanne Gunnell, 21, who is from Gloucester, was put into a medical induced coma seven weeks again, to protect her and her unborn child.

She has since given birth to a 3lb daughter, Faith Charlotte, but has not regained consciousness herself. The baby is said to be doing well.

Miss Gunnell's parents, Sharon, 43, and Simon, 44, of Gloucester, may have to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off her life support machine. Her devastated mother told reporters: 'We can't give up on her now.'

Related stories on Parentdish:

Pregnant mum-of-four in coma

Two young for flu jab, three-year-old died within 24 hours

Find out if you should have the flu jab here.

What do you think about this story?

Are you concerned about swine flu?