COVID-19 warrior nurse among first to deliver Eid babies in UAE

Dubai: The celebration of the first day of Eid Al Adha was made even more joyful as proud and jubilant parents across the UAE welcomed the birth of their Eid babies in the early hours of Saturday, July 9.

Sherin Mary Babu, an ICU nurse who also served as COVID-19 frontliner at Medeor Hospital in Abu Dhabi, was among the first happy mums to deliver Eid babies. She and her husband, Rony Alexander, welcomed their first child, baby girl Seria Mary Rony, on the first day Eid Al Adha. . Baby Seria, who weighed 2.86kg at birth, is healthy and doing well.

As an ICU nurse, Sherin has been actively serving on the frontlines for the last two years. She handled complex COVID-19 cases during the peak of the pandemic and supported long-term COVID-19 patients in the ICU for weeks. She got infected in June 2021 and had a difficult encounter with the virus. She was discharged days later after she recovered from complications.

Healthy baby

Sherin is over the moon about delivering her healthy baby on a special day in the same hospital where she works. She said: “Sometimes, such coincidences make us happy. I have been working on the frontlines here. We have seen the ordeal of our patients in the ICU and extended our support to them. When I was sick with COVID-19, I got good care from my colleagues. Now, I am surrounded by them to welcome my first baby. They are like guardians for my baby and me. I will cherish this moment forever as a healthcare worker.”

Prof. Walid El-Sherbiny, consultant obstetrics and gynecology and HOD at Medeor Hospital, added: “Sherin is our family member. She has been a brave warrior on the frontlines. Welcoming baby angel Seria on this auspicious day is a joyful and proud moment for all of us. We wish the baby and her family a healthy and happy life.”

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