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Mom on meeting baby for first time after beating COVID-19: ‘Best Mother’s Day’

/ 06:48 PM May 12, 2020
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A mother has finally met her baby for the first time after recovering from COVID-19 in New Jersey, United States, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Donna Molina only held her daughter Harley last Thursday, May 7, more than a month after giving birth to her in April, as per ABC-affiliate WABC on May 8.

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Molina was initially due to welcome her baby girl on June 10, but plans had changed after she developed a high fever in late March. Following her fever, she was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center where she later tested positive for the coronavirus.

In light of her test results, the medical staff decided to perform an emergency cesarean section to deliver her baby on April 2. Molina was then placed in a medically-induced coma after the c-section before she got to see her newborn.

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“I was in an induced coma for 11 days, I was intubated and on a ventilator,” Molina told the news outlet.

Molina eventually recovered and tested negative for the coronavirus twice. It was only until after she received both test results that she was allowed to meet her baby. While Molina already survived the disease, she still wore two face masks when she held little Harley.

“It’s just so amazing how someone so small can pull through and survive,” Molina was quoted as saying. She also expressed her admiration for the frontliners who took care of her and her daughter.

“The hospital was amazing, they worked on me, they didn’t give up, they took care of me in the ICU, they saved her life which was most important to me, and here we are together, two survivors,” Molina added. “The best Mother’s Day ever.”

While the mother and daughter have finally met in the hospital, the report stated that Harley will only be allowed to go home with Molina in about two weeks. Ryan Arcadio/JB

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