A Kentucky Mom Gave Birth Via C-Section — and Met Her Daughter a Month Later

COVID-19 complications caused this Kentucky mom to wait a month before finally meeting her baby.

1/28/2022 6:00:00 AM

COVID-19 complications caused this Kentucky mom to wait a month before finally meeting her baby.

That magical first meeting with your newborn baby is something forever implanted in parents\u2019 memories. Looking into the eyes of the little one you created is truly a miracle. But one Kentucky mom didn\u2019t get to experience that wonderful feeling \u2014 or lay eyes on her baby at all \u2014 until a month after giving birth! After testing positive for COVID-19 at 33 weeks pregnant, Michaela Dailey slept for two days straight before her family took her to the emergency room, according to a story by WHAS11 on Jan. 26. \u201cThe last thing I remember them saying is, \u2018We\u2019re calling...

on Jan. 26. “The last thing I remember them saying is, ‘We’re calling your doctor, we have to take your baby.’ Then I woke up at UofL [University of Louisville Health] and that was a month and a half later,” Dailey told the station. Later, she added, “I never got to experience the itty bitty stage of her.”

Can you imagine waking up a month and a half after your baby is born? Our hearts go out to this mom who didn’t get to prepare for her baby’s arrival — and wasn’t even awake during the birth! When the labor and delivery nurse takes your baby for a few minutes to clean and check them for vitals it’s hard enough, so I can’t imagine missing about 6 weeks of your newborn’s life.

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according to a story by WHAS11 on Jan. 26. “The last thing I remember them saying is, ‘We’re calling your doctor, we have to take your baby.’ Then I woke up at UofL [University of Louisville Health] and that was a month and a half later,” Dailey told the station. Later, she added, “I never got to experience the itty bitty stage of her.” Can you imagine waking up a month and a half after your baby is born? Our hearts go out to this mom who didn’t get to prepare for her baby’s arrival — and wasn’t even awake during the birth! When the labor and delivery nurse takes your baby for a few minutes to clean and check them for vitals it’s hard enough, so I can’t imagine missing about 6 weeks of your newborn’s life. What to Expect, a 6-week-old baby is typically smiling, reaching for dangling objects, eating every three to four hours, and starting to show their personality in little ways. It’s such a fast stage of growth and development, and it must have been so challenging for Dailey to see how much she missed. But Dailey is lucky that she was able to wake up at all. Dr. Victor Van Berkel, thoracic surgeon at UofL Health, told WHAS11 that they had to do an emergency