Mom who fought COVID-19 reunited with baby girl 6 weeks after giving birth

A tearful celebration of life for a mother from Chelsea who was finally able to hold her baby girl.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A tearful celebration of life for a mother from Chelsea who was finally able to hold her baby girl.

Thirty-four-year-old Isabel Gonzalez had been waiting about six weeks to hold the life she created.

She left Spaulding Hospital Tuesday morning and was handed her little girl.

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The baby was born at Mass General Hospital via Emergency C-Section March 30 then quickly distanced from her.

Gonzalez contracted COVID-19 while she was pregnant. Two days after giving birth she was rushed to the ICU and ended up on a ventilator until April 26 when she was moved to Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge.

Now she’s finally home in Chelsea.

“It was really heartbreaking because me as a mom, I would want to have my child the moment it’s born so it was really heartbreaking," said her aunt Marina Gonzalez.

Marina helped take care of baby Victoria while she was in the hospital.

“She was really devastated, she was heartbroken, she was like please take care of them please help me out. I really took it to my heart that I need to help her," said Gonzalez.

Now, Isabel is together with her husband and two other children, eternally grateful for the health care workers who helped them get home.

“I want to thank them, they are the real heroes in this story right now that they are the ones that are giving us strength right now, every day I called for an update on her it was like don’t worry she’s going to come out," Gonzalez said.

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