After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures.
It was not until she was back in her office and had removed most of her protective equipment that he made his presence known.
Anklesaria, who comes from a family of doctors in India, has been in the United States since college. Her parents still live in Kolkata and she worries they won’t be able to come for the birth.
Due to the virus, she has to go to her prenatal visits alone, though her husband has joined her ultrasound appointments via FaceTime.
He gives her written questions for her obstetrician to answer: can she do this, can she do that?
“The answer is always: ‘yes’.”