Parents who beat COVID-19 meet their twin sons 20 days after birth

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Jennifer Laubach of Michigan gave birth to twin sons, Mitchell and Maksim Laubach, on April 3.

The COVID-19 survivor did not get to meet her sons in-person again until 20 days later, on April 23, after both she and her husband Andre, who also beat COVID-19, were cleared by doctors to enter the NICU at Troy Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan.

“It was very emotional because at that point it had been three weeks since their birth,” Laubach, 36, told Good Morning America. “It felt like I gave birth and they were just gone.”

The couple was tested for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and received the test results on April 2, just a few minutes after Laubach’s water broke. She was just 32 weeks pregnant.

Mitchell, who weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces at birth, went home from the hospital with his parents on Saturday. Maksim, who weighed 3 pounds, 14 ounces, has been on a ventilator and feeding tube during his time in the NICU but is now off of both of those and making progress toward coming home.


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