My pandemic pregnancy: ‘We were sitting there with a happy, healthy newborn, and then suddenly, it switched’

A 2020 baby story, told week by week, by moms everywhere

The Vick family (Provided by Melissa Vick/copyright Wendy Lemon Photography)

Author’s note: This is not MY personal story, per se, (despite the “my pandemic pregnancy” name), but a story told by our readers, week by week. Today’s is shared by Melissa Vick.

You might have heard that being pregnant or delivering right about now is strange, in this age of coronavirus. But how? In what ways? We’re going to show you -- with a different feature each week. To contribute your own experience, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this article and tap the link.


When Melissa Vick gave birth to her first child, a son, in May 2017, she and her husband Greg felt like they were able to share him with their friends and family, almost immediately.

They had visitors every day in the hospital.

The couple, from Royal Oak, Michigan, felt an incredible amount of love and support.

On June 1, 2020, the Vicks welcomed their second child, this time a baby girl. Alexandra Vick was born just past the 39-week mark. It was a Monday. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured in at 21 ½ inches. Labor and delivery went well, Melissa said. It was love at first sight.

Alexandra (Provided by Melissa Vick)

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