I Gave Birth with COVID

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“The baby’s heart rate is tachycardic.” The nurse motioned at the machine that was slowly spitting out a continuous sheet of paper with jagged lines on it. “That’s what we’re the most worried about.”

I gave her a blank look, so she continued.

“That means it’s too high, which can become dangerous.”