Being pregnant is challenging for any woman’s body, but imagine being pregnant while fighting COVID-19.
In early August, Carrie Summerset was diagnosed with COVID-19. Her health deteriorated. One week later, she had respiratory failure — while pregnant.
Summerset had to give birth to her baby birth at 29 weeks, instead of the full 40 weeks.
She was unable to see him at first, as she was intubated and in the intensive care unit for more than one month.
Thirty-four days after he was born, they met for the first time. His name is Payton.
It was described as a miracle that they both survived.