Pregnancy can be challenging at any time. Now imagine giving birth months too soon during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, Alicia was diagnosed with coronavirus while pregnant. Then things went from bad to worse. She ended up being put on a ventilator and spent 41 days in the ICU.
After carrying her baby for nearly 32 weeks, Alicia delivered her son Laith while in a medically induced coma—nearly two months too early. And so their difficult journey to recovery began.
"We're all healthy now and doing better," says Alicia. "Without the incredible NICU staff and the contributions of March of Dimes, I don't know if we could have the same story today."
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