Premature Birth Experience In CORONA Time … | premature birth

Although the expecting mother was already in a high-risk pregnancy condition due to high blood pressure caused due to pregnancy hormones. The baby was delivered prematurely on 23rd March 2020 (Yes, the day after Janta Curfew in India), on the very first official day of nationwide lockdown. My friend, in the future, is going to tell his baby how adventurous and extraordinary was his birth story, and it is also going to be one of the stories that are going to be told in his neighborhood for a long time whenever CORONA and Pregnancy would be discussed is for sure.

My friend returned to Mumbai early morning from Pune on 23rd March 2020, and his wife was not feeling so good, while her blood pressure level was on the rise and later she felt giddy and went unconscious. So they rushed her to the hospital and they decided to deliver the baby prematurely. Doctors informed my friend about all risks and conditions, but it was a tough decision to be taken at that hour. Going ahead, they went for a C-section delivery.

As the baby was delivered in premature condition, the baby was underweight around 1.82kgs, and had some respiratory issue, so the baby was kept under complete care in NICU. Doctors advised keeping the baby in NICU for at least a month, although the mother was given discharge after 4 days as her blood pressure level went to normal and all other reports were also in a good state.

As the days were passing, the lockdown conditions were getting strictly followed by government authorities, and with almost no transportation facilities it was quite difficult to travel from home to hospital. A hospital visiting pass was kind of a ticket to him, so he could travel from home to hospital and back after thorough checking from police authorities.

Later, the hospital authorities started to follow strict protocol regarding temperature screening and sanitization process before visiting the baby, also the period to see the baby was shortened. Few doctors were there, clearly, there was a shortage of other staff, they might be shifted to isolation wards. The other patients in different wards on the same floor of the NICU ward were shifted to another floor to maintain social distance and to avoid any risk of virus transmission to the babies’ ward. Local OPD was also canceled, the hospital was taking only emergency patients.

It was quite a nightmare to be in such a situation, when you have to wait in a common room in the hospital that has an isolation ward, constantly under the fear of whether the person sitting next to you in the common area is a COVID positive or not? But, still going against the virus fear a strong will of father led my friend to be there for his baby. 

They say that when you are standing firm on the ground against all odds for your loved ones, even the Godsend helps. Halleluiah!!! Doctors told my friend after 2 weeks that the baby has responded well to the treatment and has recovered well. So, they discharged the baby after 2 weeks instead of more than a month as first advised by the doctor. After advising all the necessary precautions and medications, doctors gave the baby discharge.

Since this was their first child, the mother and baby were at his in-law’s house, so again traveling from his home to in-law’s home was quite a task due to lockdown. As a general ritual in India, after 45 days the baby and mother return home from her parents’ house. But they couldn’t perform any pooja or invite near relatives to celebrate this auspicious moment. The bundle of joy was about to come to his own home, but they couldn’t even buy new clothes for the baby.

While my friend was planning to bring the baby home, one week before that, news broke out in his area that 2 people were identified as COVID-19 positive nearby his residence. My friend was left dumbstruck and grasped again by fear. As the whole society was sealed and it was declared as a containment area. Barricades were put down, entrance and exit roads were blocked and the police force was also there. Some residents were stamped and put on to home quarantine. This was quite disheartening for the couple. 

As they say that Sun might dawn in the evening, but it rises and shines bright in the morning. So, after 2 weeks, there were no other positive patients in his area and the restrictions were lifted. They say that when the time is right, then everything falls in the right place. Finally, the newborn arrived at his own home a week later. 

Taking all due care of the baby and mother as per the instructions of the Doctor, the baby is doing great now, even the weight of the baby has increased. The mothers’ health is good, she is happy to be back with the family and now enjoying motherhood with giving more importance to hygiene. There is no other place like home, to recover fast.

To sum up his experience about baby delivery in CORONA time, my friend quoted, “Fatherhood is far more difficult than handling any critical project. And as baby arrives, you automatically get all the superpower needed to face any challenges ahead which even makes the laziest person into a responsible parent.”

After knowing my friends’ life-changing experience of having a baby in CORONA time, I just quoted him a famous line by William Shakespeare “All’s well that ends well”. 

Team of Bless You Mom prays to Almighty God to bless and protect the newborn and family. 

Next time I would share the experience of primi (first time) pregnant mother of CORONA time, so keep in touch with us to know more.

Do reach out to me, if you have any queries regarding this blog on [email protected] 

As promised in my last blog, that I would be sharing a life-changing experience of parents who delivered their first newborn in CORONA time. So here it is – I am sharing their experience, one of my college friend was expecting their first baby to be due in May 2020. 

Although the expecting mother was already in a high-risk pregnancy condition due to high blood pressure caused due to pregnancy hormones. The baby was delivered prematurely on 23rd March 2020 (Yes, the day after Janta Curfew in India), on the very first official day of nationwide lockdown. My friend, in the future, is going to tell his baby how adventurous and extraordinary was his birth story, and it is also going to be one of the stories that are going to be told in his neighborhood for a long time whenever CORONA and Pregnancy would be discussed is for sure.

My friend returned to Mumbai early morning from Pune on 23rd March 2020, and his wife was not feeling so good, while her blood pressure level was on the rise and later she felt giddy and went unconscious. So they rushed her to the hospital and they decided to deliver the baby prematurely. Doctors informed my friend about all risks and conditions, but it was a tough decision to be taken at that hour. Going ahead, they went for a C-section delivery.

As the baby was delivered in premature condition, the baby was underweight around 1.82kgs, and had some respiratory issue, so the baby was kept under complete care in NICU. Doctors advised keeping the baby in NICU for at least a month, although the mother was given discharge after 4 days as her blood pressure level went to normal and all other reports were also in a good state.

As the days were passing, the lockdown conditions were getting strictly followed by government authorities, and with almost no transportation facilities it was quite difficult to travel from home to hospital. A hospital visiting pass was kind of a ticket to him, so he could travel from home to hospital and back after thorough checking from police authorities.

Later, the hospital authorities started to follow strict protocol regarding temperature screening and sanitization process before visiting the baby, also the period to see the baby was shortened. Few doctors were there, clearly, there was a shortage of other staff, they might be shifted to isolation wards. The other patients in different wards on the same floor of the NICU ward were shifted to another floor to maintain social distance and to avoid any risk of virus transmission to the babies’ ward. Local OPD was also canceled, the hospital was taking only emergency patients.

It was quite a nightmare to be in such a situation, when you have to wait in a common room in the hospital that has an isolation ward, constantly under the fear of whether the person sitting next to you in the common area is a COVID positive or not? But, still going against the virus fear a strong will of father led my friend to be there for his baby. 

They say that when you are standing firm on the ground against all odds for your loved ones, even the Godsend helps. Halleluiah!!! Doctors told my friend after 2 weeks that the baby has responded well to the treatment and has recovered well. So, they discharged the baby after 2 weeks instead of more than a month as first advised by the doctor. After advising all the necessary precautions and medications, doctors gave the baby discharge.

Since this was their first child, the mother and baby were at his in-law’s house, so again traveling from his home to in-law’s home was quite a task due to lockdown. As a general ritual in India, after 45 days the baby and mother return home from her parents’ house. But they couldn’t perform any pooja or invite near relatives to celebrate this auspicious moment. The bundle of joy was about to come to his own home, but they couldn’t even buy new clothes for the baby.

While my friend was planning to bring the baby home, one week before that, news broke out in his area that 2 people were identified as COVID-19 positive nearby his residence. My friend was left dumbstruck and grasped again by fear. As the whole society was sealed and it was declared as a containment area. Barricades were put down, entrance and exit roads were blocked and the police force was also there. Some residents were stamped and put on to home quarantine. This was quite disheartening for the couple. 

As they say that Sun might dawn in the evening, but it rises and shines bright in the morning. So, after 2 weeks, there were no other positive patients in his area and the restrictions were lifted. They say that when the time is right, then everything falls in the right place. Finally, the newborn arrived at his own home a week later. 

Taking all due care of the baby and mother as per the instructions of the Doctor, the baby is doing great now, even the weight of the baby has increased. The mothers’ health is good, she is happy to be back with the family and now enjoying motherhood with giving more importance to hygiene. There is no other place like home, to recover fast.

To sum up his experience about baby delivery in CORONA time, my friend quoted, “Fatherhood is far more difficult than handling any critical project. And as baby arrives, you automatically get all the superpower needed to face any challenges ahead which even makes the laziest person into a responsible parent.”

After knowing my friends’ life-changing experience of having a baby in CORONA time, I just quoted him a famous line by William Shakespeare “All’s well that ends well”. 

Team of Bless You Mom prays to Almighty God to bless and protect the newborn and family. 

Next time I would share the experience of primi (first time) pregnant mother of CORONA time, so keep in touch with us to know more.

Do reach out to me, if you have any queries regarding this blog on [email protected] 

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