Covid 19 impact

Corona virus impacted my life in a major way , 38 weeks pregnant and had no idea I was a victim ! I went to the hospital because of Severe cramps to the stomach and body Aches I knew something wasn’t right ! I got admitted to labor and delivery after 13 hours of waiting still not knowing what’s wrong but my baby was not accelerating at the correct pace even more nervous I contact my children father because now I feel alone and helpless telling him to pack his bag and the things we will need for the baby. Being that no one is allow to be with you in labor and delivery until your covid 19 test results come back. The nurse called my name and said can you please but your mask all the way on your face, I was a little bother and asked did you get my results and she stated yes and you are positive . Tears rolled down my face thinking how I’m so careful all I can think of is giving birth without the father being present my child being took from me immediately after birth as the nurse tell me everything to expect. I was then induced in labor for 16 hours alone in a room no one really wanted to walk in because I had covid 19 could not hold my child, my body started regressing due to stress not knowing if I will be able to come home having a 102 fever body aches restricted to a room alone. I had to fight ! I took honey and lemon, hot tea, hot soup I turned down anything cold, moved around the room as much as I can until I broke my fever and was released. having to stay away from my kids Hurt me more than anything. But I stand with you guys. Covid 19 is no joke and a lot of people don’t know that they have been in contact nor have the virus so please stay safe.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: July 23, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Friends and family, Government, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being alone, Being around too many people, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, My health, Paying the bills, Safety of my neighborhood, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: Some people are worth more than others
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: --
  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: Hope