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COVID and Pregnancy: Delivering a baby on heart-lung bypass

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Brooke Army Medical Center
Ashley Savidge Hernandez holds her son, Kyzon, while on a heart-lung bypass intervention called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the neonatal intensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 17,2021.

Ashley Savidge Hernandez, a Marine Corps spouse and mother of five, delivered a baby while critically ill with COVID-19.

How did she and her healthy son Kyzon survive the worst that COVID has to offer, and what can we learn from her experience?

In this episode of Petrie Dish, host Bonnie Petrie interviews Hernandez, her husband Carlos, and the medical team at Brooke Army Medical Center that performed the birth.

Bonnie Petrie can be reached at Bonnie@TPR.org and on Twitter at @kbonniepetrie
Dallas Williams is a Producer for The Source at Texas Public Radio. With a degree in Mass Communication — Broadcast Media, Dallas brings a unique perspective and a passion to producing a live, call-talk show.