Scottsdale family of three, including pregnant woman, contract and recover from COVID-19

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 22:59:24-04

A family of three, including a 4-year-old and mom, pregnant and in her third trimester, contracted and recovered from COVID-19.

Molly and Robert Miller tested positive for the virus in early June when Molly was 32 weeks pregnant.

"My first thought was 'my baby' about being pregnant and how it's gonna affect my baby," said Molly.

Despite wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and leaving home only for necessities, the Miller Family started showing symptoms, eventually testing positive for COVID-19, with no idea how or where they contracted it.

"[It] felt like I had bad allergies, a lot of fatigue as well," said Robert Miller. "I had some body aching."

"The hardest part was probably just the exhaustion and just not being able to keep food down," said Molly.

Molly and Robert's 4-year-old daughter, Hadley, also started showing symptoms, however their pediatrician advised against getting a COVID-19 test. Hadley was presumed positive due to her symptoms and exposure to her parents.

The CDC says pregnant women may have a higher risk of increased illness, but due to limited data, pregnant women with COVID-19 are expected to have symptoms similar to women who aren't pregnant.

After quarantining, the family recovered and continues to social distance. Now 36 weeks pregnant, Molly is expecting another baby girl in the next couple of weeks.

Molly is an elementary school teacher at Desert Springs Preparatory and is planning to return when school begins in January 2021. She says the decision to not only return to teaching but also sending Hadley to preschool is a difficult one.