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COVID forces Minnesota mom to deliver baby early

[WCCO-TV News, December 13, 2021] Complications from COVID-19 forced a Minnesota mom to deliver her baby six weeks early. Her doctor says it’s a dangerous scenario playing out far too often at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Breann Barber tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 22 in her hometown of Two Harbors. Pregnant with her third child, her oxygen levels plummeted. Days later she was hospitalized in Duluth, then airlifted to Abbott the next day.

Barber delivered barely 4-pound Gemma on Dec. 1 at 34 weeks. She didn’t want to say whether she was vaccinated.

Barber’s doctor, Tim Wood, believes more pregnant women should be vaccinated. He is an internal medicine and pediatrics hospitalist at Abbott Northwestern.

Posted on December 14, 2021 in coronavirusVaccine

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