Pregnant Shawn Johnson ‘Nervous’ After Testing Positive For COVID


Shawn Johnson East/Instagram

The mom-of-one is at the moment battling a sore throat and headache

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East, who’s anticipating her second youngster with husband Andrew East, informed followers on Instagram that she has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

“Got my results back today and they came back positive for Covid,” she shared on her Instagram Story final evening. “Not going to lie… I’m nervous knowing I’m positive.” She additionally revealed her 15-month-old daughter, Drew Hazel, has been affected by RSV not too long ago. “It’s been a long two weeks of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) with Drew and now this… my body is exhausted.”

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Her husband beforehand examined optimistic for COVID, the couple stated of their being pregnant announcement video, which they shared on YouTube in January. “We were in this time of celebration and we wanted to tell her parents and her friends [about the baby], then I ended up having to friggin’ self-isolate for 10 days,” stated the previous NFL athlete.

Johnson continued in her Stories, telling followers her considerations about her being pregnant whereas battling the virus. “1: I don’t want to get my family sick. 2: I have asthma and have had it my entire life so this scares me a little extra. 3: had a very close family member fight for his life last month while battling Covid so it’s a serious topic of concern/hits home in our household,” she defined.

Instagram Stories/Shawn Johnson East

In the being pregnant announcement video Johnson defined the fear she felt after they came upon her husband had contracted the virus. “We were scared to begin with that you had COVID. We weren’t sure if Drew had it, we weren’t sure if I had it,” she stated. “So I was calling her pediatrician, I was calling my OB. … I was like, ‘What do we do? Do I need to worry about being pregnant?’ especially early on in pregnancy. I got so scared of potentially increasing my risks of miscarriage.”

Johnson introduced just a few years in the past that she’d suffered a miscarriage in October 2017.

According to the CDC, “Pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 and death, compared to non-pregnant people. Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 might be at increased risk for other adverse outcomes, such as preterm birth.”

Johnson stated thus far she’s skilled, “A cough, terrible sore throat and headache. Fatigue for sure but… that’s pregnancy haha. Not looking for any kind of pitty party. Just a reminder to take care of yourself. Drink an extra water tonight and wash your hands.”

Here’s hoping for a speedy restoration for her and a wholesome being pregnant.

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