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Mom Who Had Emergency C-Section while Pregnant with Covid-19 Urges Other Women to Get Their Vaccine

Making a stressful situation worse, we hear from the woman who got Covid-19 while pregnant.

Posted: Jun 17, 2021 7:15 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2021 7:54 PM

24-year-old Savannah Moore was nervous about getting the vaccine shot while pregnant.

Then she and her husband Ian contracted Covid-19 and she started to get severely sick.

"My body was tiring out and putting Delainey into distress,” she said.

Doctors decided to give her an emergency c-section at only thirty three weeks pregnant.

"As we were putting Savannah to sleep right before that c-section,” said Dr. Tara Ranard, OBGYN at St. Vincent. “I keep thinking every minute she was going to code."

Delaniey was born weighing just four pounds

"She came out screaming and I just looked at my partner and said, 'thank god -- one patient is good.'"

But Moore wasn't able to hold her just yet, as she was intubated for nine days in order to help clear the virus from her system.

Savannah's due date was actually Thursday, June 17th. Now Delainey is home and she is healthy and happy.

"She's touched so many people already,” said dad Ian Moore. “It's awesome."

While Delainey was lucky to not be positive for Covid-19 when she was born, her mom is hoping other pregnant women do not follow in her footsteps of vaccine hesitancy and get their shots of hope.

"I didn't get to see my daughter be born into this world," Savannah said. "I wasn't able to be in there to cut her cord. I wouldn't wish that upon anyone."

Delainey is seven weeks now with Dr. Ranard getting to see mom and daughter during a Tuesday check up.

"I immediately walked into the room and hugged her,” she said. “And said ‘you are a miracle.’ And baby Delainey was there and I hugged her and I said, ‘you're a miracle too.’"

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