Amid all the heartbreaking stories as the world faces the pandemic, a strong mother has been bringing hope and inspiration with her story: beating COVID-19 during her third trimester, then delivering her triplest weeks after her recovery.
On Facebook, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas shared a photo of the so-called “strong firecracker” identified only as “Maggie”.
“Meet the strong firecracker who beat COVID-19 during her third trimester then delivered healthy triplets at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Despite her circumstances, her attitude remained brighter than fireworks on the Fourth of July,” read the caption of Maggies picture while happily holding the three babies in her arms.
Meet the strong firecracker who beat #COVID19 during her third trimester then delivered healthy triplets at The Woman’s…
According to the page, Maggie was 28 weeks pregnant when she arrived to the hospital for her scheduled admission last May 8, so she and her babies can be monitored in the hospital’s antepartum unit.
“She received a COVID test, which is standard in the admission process to safeguard patients and those who provide care. Forty-eight hours later, on Mother’s Day, Maggie’s care team arrived in her room in full PPE to report that her test results came back: she was positive,” it was disclosed.
An Optimistic COVID-positive Mom
“While perplexed how she caught the virus since she had been quarantined at home since March 23, as an incredibly kind and selfless person, Maggie’s main concern was everyone but herself. She worried about the health of the triplets, her husband, and their five-year-old son, as well as the nurses and physicians caring for her,” the page shared.
“During her weeks in the antepartum unit, Maggie spent a lot of time FaceTiming with her family, including her husband who was also COVID-positive, and bonding with her nurses. Maggie shared that not only did her nurses learn her routine and anticipate her needs, but they would sit with her for an hour at a time, sweating under their PPE, just to keep her company,” it added.
A Survivor, Indeed
Weeks later, she finally recovered from the disease.
On the same day, however, she was told that she already needs to deliver her kids via C-section.
“On June 4, after five COVID tests, with the final two negative, Maggie learned during her weekly ultrasound that ‘Baby A’s’ cord was wrapped around her neck, and she would have a C-section that day at 4 p.m. Because her husband hadn’t received his second negative test, her mother served as her one support person during labor, and she also received support from her nurses and family virtually. Maggie remembers that at exactly 3:59 p.m., her father called to pray with her, and when it was time for her epidural, a nurse hugged her tightly until it was complete,” the page narrated.
“At 4:51 p.m., ‘Baby A’, Isabella, was born at 3.11 lbs. At 4:53 p.m., ‘Baby B’, Nathaniel, was born at 3.7 lbs. Finally, at 4:55 p.m., ‘Baby C’, Adriel, was born at 2.1 lbs. The doctors and nurses were amazed by how well Maggie did. She and her babies, who arrived in perfect ABC order at 32 weeks, were healthy, safe and undeniably resilient,” it continued.
Reflecting on all she’s been through, Maggie feels more confident than ever that everything happens for a reason.