A mother to a newborn finally got to meet her one-month-old after beating coronavirus. 

Natalhie Herrera, 35, gave birth to a baby boy in an unexpected c-section three weeks early Nov. 11.

She never got to hold her newborn son as a result. Her child was three weeks early, and she was diagnosed with COIVD-19. She was taken to Providence Saint John’s Health Center for treatment. 

She was given oxygen and treated for a month, the hospital said. 

Her baby boy was named Felipe, and as she recovered, he went to the NICU.

After that, he went home with his dad and older brother, still not ever getting to be held by his mother. 

She left the Santa Monica hospital at long last Tuesday to meet her baby boy after surviving coronavirus.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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