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US 33-year-old Michigan mom gives birth to healthy boy then dies of COVID-19 before holding him

20:25  09 december  2020
20:25  09 december  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Covid - 19 . She gave birth to her son but didn’t get to hold him because right after she gave birth , that’s when they put the tube in. Tragically she was never able to hold her new baby before her death, as she was intubated straight after giving birth .

A 33 - year - old woman has died of coronavirus in Michigan almost three weeks after she delivered a baby boy Erica Becerra was eight months pregnant when she first tested positive for Covid - 19 . Three days later, on 15 November, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy through induced labour.

DETROIT – Erika Becerra was eight months pregnant when she told her mother that it was hard to breathe – among a string of symptoms most dreaded these days.

a person holding a baby: Erika Becerra succumbed to coronavirus after giving birth to her son, Diego. © Claudia Garcia Erika Becerra succumbed to coronavirus after giving birth to her son, Diego.

The 33-year-old Los Angeles native was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and taken to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she and her husband moved for work. Doctors noted her condition was getting worse and her labor was induced, according to a report by KCAL in Los Angeles. Becerra gave birth to a healthy boy, Diego Antonio Becerra, Nov. 15.

“She had a normal labor, she gave birth to her son but didn’t get to hold him because right after she gave birth...she just started declining,” said Becerra's brother, Michael Avilez, in a video to KACL.

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Then tell him to go out and catch covid , but then to put on a mask so he doesn't spread it to anyone else This is the scary part of COVID is that it is really a crap shoot. Healthy people have better odds of a I moved to the UK years ago and I would never trade the NHS (even with all its faults) for the

33 - year - old Erika Becerra died three weeks after giving birth to a healthy baby boy in November, never having had the opportunity to hold him . Michigan mum Erika Becerra dies of COVID before meeting baby she just gave birth to . Erika Becerra was eight months pregnant when she was

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Becerra succumbed to coronavirus Thursday, never having the opportunity to hold her baby boy.

a group of people sitting at a table with a cake: Erika Becerra succumbed to coronavirus after giving birth to her son, Diego. © Claudia Garcia Erika Becerra succumbed to coronavirus after giving birth to her son, Diego.

Amid rises cases across the county, Michigan surpassed 10,000 deaths due to coronavirus this week, and ranks ninth nationally for total confirmed COVID-19 deaths since January. In the last seven days, the state ranks fourth in deaths.

Becerra's diagnosis came after she spent a weekend at the hospital when she had contractions in November. The following week, she began experiencing difficulty breathing and was hospitalized again.

Despite no known underlying conditions except pregnancy, Becerra's condition got worse. Her family rushed from Los Angeles to comfort their daughter. She stayed on the ventilator through her final moments.

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Michigan woman Erika Becerra was eight months pregnant when she was diagnosed with In November, she was induced and gave birth to a healthy baby boy . After an otherwise normal Because she was intubated and COVID - 19 positive, she never got the opportunity to hold her son

33 - year - old Erika Becerra died three weeks after giving birth to a healthy baby boy in November, never having had the opportunity to hold him . Michigan mum Erika Becerra dies of COVID before meeting baby she just gave birth to . Erika Becerra was eight months pregnant when she was

a woman sitting at a table with a birthday cake: Erika Becerra succumbed to coronavirus after giving birth to her son, Diego. © Claudia Garcia Erika Becerra succumbed to coronavirus after giving birth to her son, Diego.

“Towards the last moments, she was tearing up. I know she heard us as we prayed for her, we talked to her, we comforted her in the last moments,” Avilez said in a video with tears in his eyes.

“All my sister wanted was the best for everybody and she cared about lives. She didn’t deserve to go through what she went through.”

Becerra is survived by her 1-year-old daughter, newborn Diego and her husband. The three have tested negative for coronavirus.

"I know God needed her more than we did," Avilez said. "And with open arms we gave her to God last night."

Follow Miriam Marini on Twitter: @miriammmarini.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: 33-year-old Michigan mom gives birth to healthy boy then dies of COVID-19 before holding him

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