Nurse expectant with twins contracts COVID-19, fears for unborn babies

Nurse expectant with twins contracts COVID-19, fears for unborn babies

- The expectant nurse said she thought she could not contract the coronavirus

- She urged people to be careful and take the disease seriously as it can affect anyone, at any given time

- Jasmine revealed she tested positive for coronavirus on March 22, although she had not had contact with any COVID-19 victim at the hospital where she works

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Jasmine Jones, a US nurse expectant with twins is one worried mother after contracting the dreaded coronavirus.

Before catching the virus, the mother of two, with a pair of twins on the way was not worried and never thought she could become a victim.

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Narrating her ordeal to Jasmine Jones through Women's Health Mag blog, Jasmine disclosed she is worried for her unborn babies and has been super stressed out to a point she feels like she is walking on eggshells.

''I am a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on June 10. Up until last month, I had my pregnancy plan in place. I continued to work my regular 12-hour shifts at the hospital until I physically couldn't anymore. And when the time came, I would deliver my twins vagin*lly, as I have done with my other kids. COVID-19 has literally impacted every aspect of my life: the physical, mental, and financial. It's hit me hard, and I hope that in sharing my story, other people will take the virus more seriously. This may sound naive, but before I tested positive, I actually wasn't worried that COVID-19 would get to me.'' Jasmine said.

The nurse revealed she tested positive for coronavirus on March 22, although she had not had contact with any COVID-19 victim at the hospital where she works.

''On the days before I tested positive, everything was pretty normal. I was working my 12-hour shifts and wasn't caring for any patients with the virus at least none that I knew of. But on March 22, I tested positive for novel coronavirus. And now everything has changed. I have no clue if my babies will be born healthy, and I'm really scared,'' she revealed.

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Jasmine added that she may have contracted the virus at the hospital because they were not provided with relevant protective gear while dealing with patients when the disease first broke out.

''My hospital didn't even have much protection or protocol in place for the nurses in terms of handling COVID-19 patients. We had gloves and N95 masks that were being rationed. But at the time, I just don’t think anyone expected novel coronavirus to spread to the degree that it has.'' She stated.

The nurse added that she got extra worried since she thought she had put her entire family at risk.

''After I got off the phone with the nurse, I started crying because I was like, "Oh my goodness, I have contracted this deadly virus. I've probably infected my entire family. What am I supposed to do?" And of course, I was worried about the twins, too. I had no idea how any of this was going to affect them. I immediately felt stressed and anxious,'' Jasmine added.

She wrapped up by urging people to take this disease seriously as it can affect anyone.

She also urged health workers, specifically those on the frontline to be extra careful to avoid infections.

''At this point, I am praying for a miracle. I’m just hoping this all turns around. This is a life-changing time for me, being pregnant with twins, and I feel like I can't celebrate it because of everything else that's happened. But I hope that, by sharing my story, I will encourage people to start taking the virus more seriously. Healthcare workers are putting ourselves at risk for the public—so the least you can do for them is take measures like staying home and social distancing to try to slow the spread of the virus. Please—my babies and I, along with my fellow healthcare workers, are depending on you.'' Jasmine said.

In another interesting report, a local Ghanaian taxi driver simply identified as Joe has created an ingenious hand-washing invention for passengers to help avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the car.

In a brief interview sighted by YEN.com.gh on the personal handle of Vivian Kai Lokko, the gentleman demonstrated how the device works automatically without any form of contact with the hand.

Interestingly, when asked what his level of education was to be able to propound such an amazing solution, Joe mentioned that he could not even make it to high school.

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