U.S. Swine Flu Victim Delivered Baby While In Coma

The first US citizen to die of swine flu was a pregnant Texas teacher who went into a coma but managed to deliver a healthy girl just before the virus killed her.

Judy Trunnell, 33, was eight months pregnant when she got sick April 14, when the flu outbreak was just beginning to come to light in Mexico.

She was hospitalized five days later and put on life support because she couldn’t breathe, but soon slipped into a coma.

Judy’s baby was delivered by C-section shortly before she died yesterday. This mom was teacher of disabled children at Travis Elementary in Mercedes, Texas. She also had a four-year-old daughter.

The CDC says there are 642 cases in 41 states, up from 403 in 38 states a day before.

Worldwide, the WHO reports 1516 cases in 22 countries.My heart goes out to this family.


About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!


  • There isnt very much information out there for Pregnant women and the Swine Flu. Would someone please point me in the right direction. My sister is about eight months pregnant and just found out her four year old son has the virus. She takes Heparin for blood clots and is really worried. Any advice??

Leave a Comment