A woman has finally brought her child home after giving birth while fighting COVID-19.
On Sept. 23, Monique Jones of Ferguson, Missouri, welcomed Zamyrah Prewitt who arrived at 29 weeks gestation weighing 2 pounds, 5 ounces.
Jones had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 4 and was hospitalized. The 28-year-old mother of two told “Good Morning America” that doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, performed the early c-section to save her daughter’s life.
“It was possible that I wouldn’t live–that’s all I was thinking,” Jones said. “They asked me if it was possible to take my baby out. At first I told them no, but I wasn’t getting any better.”
“I am happy and grateful that I’m still here but at the same time it’s still overwhelming,” she added.
Prior to being tested for the virus, Jones felt common symptoms such as chills and shortness of breath. She said she rarely left her house during her pregnancy other than to grocery shop, and always wore a mask and washed her hands properly.