Heidi Lien


I contracted Covid-19 and I was 29 weeks pregnant. (Sepsis and COVID-19, Sepsis and Pregnancy & Childbirth) I had it pretty rough for two weeks and at 30 weeks pregnant I noticed decreased fetal movement and went to the hospital for monitoring.

It was found that my son was no longer thriving in the womb due to placentitis of SARS COVID2, my placenta was abrupting and he needed to be delivered via emergency c-section within the hour. After he was born I was closed up and put in a room to recover before heading to a postpartum room.

It was there that my blood pressure went to 60/40, the nurse lifted my sheet and immediately called for back up. I was hemorrhaging. My platelets were at 37,000 and hemoglobin was 4. Doctors and nurses worked to get me platelets, plasma, and multiple blood transfusions to save my life. I was in the ICU for 3 days until I was stable enough to go back to postpartum wing.

Multiple doctors still followed me since I was dealing with kidney failure, some breathing trouble, all while recovering from a c-section. (Sepsis and Kidney Failure) I ended up getting discharged after 6 days in the hospital and did regular blood work to make sure my levels were getting back to normal. Grateful to be alive today.

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