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'Like witnessing a miracle': Georgia woman gives birth after nearly 5-month battle with COVID-19

ATLANTA - Sheenah Berry is finally, gratefully, back home in Rex, Georgia, after 136 days in Piedmont Atlanta Hospital."It all feels surreal, you know," Berry says, holding her newborn, Kensley. "I've been living in the hospital for 4 and a half months."The 37-year-old was just over four months pregnant in late August when she believes she contracted the COVID-19 from her 8-year-old son KJ.

 Sheenah Berry, 37, takes a selfie with her baby Kensley 4 days after giving birth. Berry spent half her pregnancy hospitalized with COVID-19 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

Within a week, she was struggling to breathe."That that was Sept. 2, actually, and I went to Piedmont Henry, and I didn't come home until Saturday," she says.Sheenah Berry poses with her 8-year-old son KJ last summer, weeks before both of them contracted COVID-19.

Berry doesn't remember much of her ordeal, but her sister Wandalyn McKinney says their family, along with Sheenah's fiancé, Brandon, are filling in the blanks for her.SINGLE MOM SAYS 'ARMY' OF DOCTORS HELPED HER NAVIGATE DEVASTATING DIAGNOSISMcKinney says things unraveled quickly for Berry.Within hours, the hospital informed the family Berry would need to be placed on a mechanical ventilator, and they were trying to transfer her to Piedmont Atlanta.At 37, Sheenah Berry contracted COVID-19 about halfway through her pregnancy. She spent 4 and a half months in the ICU at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

"She was able to call our mom and let her know that she was going to be placed on a ventilator," McKinney says.  "So, they kind of did a FaceTime with each other, and she told our mom, 'I have to go," and that was the last conversation we had with her for almost a month."Transferred to Piedmont Atlanta, Berry was

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