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COVID-19 Means a Mother's Day to Remember

10TV 11P New Mom during Pandemic 5.10.20

Mother's Day usually means a nice breakfast in bed, flowers and handmade cards by the kiddos, but for some mothers, the holiday was spent in the hospital welcoming their newborns during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lori Rogers, who gave birth at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, was just months away from her due date when the stay-at-home order was issued. She said that delivery looked a lot different from what she expected, with rules in place to protect both herself and her baby. 

“You labor with a mask on - everybody has a mask on - that’s what your baby sees their first moments of life,” Rogers told 10TV. 

Brooke Alt, who gave birth at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, said that despite the no-visitor policy, she and her husband enjoyed the alone time with their daughter and that the nurses became their family. 

"Our daughter will have quite the story to tell," Alt told the Mansfield News Journal. "I would tell other moms-to-be that it's going to be okay."

Both mothers agree that the births of their new baby girls made this Mother's Day extra special and certainly one to remember.

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