Mom gives birth to healthy baby but dies of COVID-19 unable to meet her newborn

Mom gives birth to healthy baby but dies of COVID-19 unable to meet her newborn

- A mother gave birth to a healthy baby in Detroit, Michigan but at the time she already had COVID-19

- The diagnosis came when the mom was eight months pregnant and in November was induced to give birth

- The mother had a normal delivery but she was intubated immediately as she had difficulty breathing

- She died without having the chance to hold her newborn, her death being one of the 15,658 people who died of COVID-19 in the same week she died

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A woman, Erika Becerra, fought a really good fight in keeping her baby alive. While she gave birth to a healthy baby, she died of COVID-19 without having enjoyed the chance to hold her baby in her arms.

A CNN report noted how Becerra was diagnosed with the illness at eight-months pregnant.

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In November, she was induced and had a normal delivery of her baby.

Mom gives birth to healthy baby but dies of Covid-19 without holding her baby

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However, she had difficulty breathing and was immediately intubated given her condition.

She died three weeks later, without ever holding her baby. She was intubated immediately, her brother, Michael Avilez, said in Independent.

New York Times counted the days from giving birth to her death.

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The family of Becerra from Los Angeles went to visit her husband and their daughter in Detroit.

Her family recounted that other than being pregnant, the woman had no underlying conditions.

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The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.

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Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.

Frontliners express their fears and the difficulties that they go through at the hospital especially with the ongoing crisis.

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