Mother Infected With COVID-19 Finally Holds Son 28 Days After Giving Birth


WORCHESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A mother infected with COVID-19 was finally able to hold her newborn son almost a month after he was born.

Sarah Chama gave birth to her third child prematurely via cesarean section, then was quickly moved to the COVID-19 unit of the UMass Memorial Hospital. Her condition worsened, and she underwent a tracheotomy as well as intubation.

“I loved the experience of holding my baby boy for the first time,” said Chama. “He’s such a good boy.”

Her son, Alex, was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit, where he was treated for difficulties with breathing and eating. He is said to be doing well, and was visited by his father.

His siblings will have to wait longer to meet him.

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