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How I Struggled And Won With Coronavirus During Pregnancy (Part 1)

How I Struggled And Won With Coronavirus During Pregnancy (Part 1)

Dear readers, hope you all staying safe and praying for the ones facing difficult times. My family was struck with the coronavirus (Covid19) last month. It was a nightmare of declining physical as well as mental health. I understand saying won would be too early however, so far the reports have come negative for all of us. Not only that we all are back to our routine work as well as life and I am back at my favorite space, blogging.

The two-part post is about hope, a ray of happiness, and a story that ends on a happy note. We call can do with every bit of positivity in our life πŸ™‚

Disclaimer: This post includes the emotional turmoil and struggle of a pregnant woman. If you don’t want to read emotional content at this point in your life then please skip this post.

18th April 2021:

This was the first day, I had a mild fever. Things were about to get very serious and I was not prepared for what followed. I haven’t stepped out of my house since February not even for a usual morning or evening walk and I still caught Covid. We have been in a bio bubble since I got to know about the pregnancy.

I am pregnant which means I am always over the top aware of my safety and follow the norms of hygiene to the T. Never took off my mask even when I went for the usual monthly medical check-up which is why covid was the last thing on my mind. I started to develop a cold and cough and that rang a bell for all of us.

Can everyone afford the luxury of being quarantined and saved from being affected by Coronavirus?

From my personal experience, “getting quarantined” is a luxury that not everyone can afford. We stay in a high-rise apartment with 4 members of the family including our five-year-old daughter. It was not easy especially when I was going through a bit of a complication in my first trimester (more on it later) and wasn’t allowed to stand for a long time. however, by the time we realized that what it is, the symptoms were visible to the other members of my family too.

Out of all, I was the one who was most vulnerable given the pregnancy. The effects of the virus on me were worse and it scared the hell out of all of us. When you are not well it is advised to stay away from screens and news which I religiously followed but when tragedies start to hit real close to your home, one doesn’t need news channels for that. Following the week of my illness, I started getting news from my absolutely dear ones who were losing their family members to this virus and other medical reasons and it broke me from inside.

The next week since I got the first fever, broke me to the core and I started to feel the effect of this virus on me. I couldn’t even sit on my own.

When the symptoms of coronavirus were visible on my daughter…

How real and horrifying this can get can be felt when you see your little one get a fever. The night was a nightmare because her fever didn’t go down and she was uncomfortable due to a high fever. My composure gave up and I cried my eyes out. I blamed myself, well, it gets difficult to think straight when it comes to the discomfort of your child. The next morning we called up the pediatrician but by then her fever subsided. He was so patient with me, I was that mom who was worried for her baby and rambled on forever.

I am absolutely filled with gratitude towards my doctor and the others whom we consulted via online consultation. My doctor was available always on the phone, for a call, or on a message and kept guiding us towards proper diet as well as medicines.

He suggested just a couple of medicines and asked about my CT value from the test. The conversation went for half an hour because I had so many questions and in between, I was panting because talking for long took my energy away. “Focus on your health first, your little girl is doing better and would be fine in a couple of days”. As he said, my five-year-old needed just a couple of doses of the medicine the next day and she was fine. She was eating properly and her energy level never dipped.

Don’t forget to read part two. Stay safe and be kind as the world needs healing πŸ™‚

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kavita

Mom of a beautiful and most adorable baby girl. I am a dreamer and a true optimist with a drop of crazy at heart. I have always been fascinated with the perpetual link of a pen and a heart. It amazes me how beautifully pen can write what heart truly believes. I am a stubborn daughter, pampered wife, doting mother and free-spirited human being. Do not forget to visit www.momtastciworld.com and www.clumsythoughts.com


Reader Comments

  1. I can feel that you must be so tensed and it would be so scary, but with your positive attitude, you won this battle. Hats off and take care!!

  2. Oh my god! I can only imagine the trauma and fear you must have experienced. Glad to see you recovered but surely it must have been a scary phase. Stay safe mumma, eat and rest well. Take care.

  3. oh Kavita , it must have been a bad phase. But glad to know you came out of it. And ur daughter is fine too. Take care of your health.

  4. Woman, you are strong and things happen in life which you can’t control.

    I know I went through a depression sort of when everyone I knew was getting covid n I locked myself in the room for 3 days. I couldn’t handle the news n was scared for my kids. Finally my husband pep talked me out of it. With having to go through Covid, I was so disturbed so I can’t even imagine your plight.

    Stay strong always
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  5. We’ve had two kids in our family during the pandemic and I can totally relate to the extremely difficult time you must’ve faced. Congratulations on beating it and coming out of it stronger!

  6. Woman, you ate strong and things happen in life which you can’t control.

    I know I went through a depression sort of when everyone I knew was getting covid n I locked myself in the room for 3 days. I couldn’t handle the news n was scared for my kids. Finally my husband pep talked me out of it. With having to go through Covid, I was so disturbed so I can’t even imagine your plight.

    Stay strong always

  7. Oh Kavita, I can so feel your fear. But we have a fighter inside each mom and she will fight it out for her child and you did that for both your kids. One inside and one outside. You are a brave woman. Kudos and I am sure all will be fine πŸ™‚ Virtual hugs to u

  8. Ohh Kavita, take care my dear, I am glad all is fine now, you are a winner and am so proud of you you decided to tell your tale to the world

  9. Honestly, when I got to know about you dealing with COVID, I was horrified, knowing you were carrying. The time seemed very difficult and all I’m happy about is that you’re out of it now, recovering well!

  10. OMG this must have been a scary phase. It would scare me to death if I was in your position. So glad you have recovered. WIshing you a safe pregnancy. Take care. All the Best.

  11. Covid has been our biggest horror and I am so glad that you fought with utmost courage. This is a testing time.. I wish this nightmare well end soon. Congratulations for the new arrival.

  12. Being pregnant during the pandemic time itself is a scary affair as the hospital visits would be nightmares. And becoming COVID positive alone with pregnancy, you are indeed brave. Looking forward to the next part.

  13. It must have been a scary situation to be in. I completely agree that when we see our child suffering guilt takes over and we can’t think straight. Glad that you have recovered. Take care

  14. Wow congratulations. Did not know about the pregnancy. Yes I have had my friend also write about her pregnancy and delivery during covid. It was crazy. But getting covid positive is something else. Please stay safe.

  15. gosh. covid has affected us badly, covid and pregnancy is the worst. I am eagrly waiting for the part 2 to get a closure soon . Please take good care of your health

  16. I had read your Instgram post about Covid few days ago and felt really worried about it. I am so glad that you recovered now. wishing you a good health and safe pregnancy dear. take care.

  17. Covid has affected our lives to a great extent. And when you are going through one of the most delicate stages then it becomes even more imposing to take care of your health. I am happy that you came out of it. Now enjoy your second inning. πŸ™‚ Best wishes!!

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