‘Traumatic delivery’ leaves baby with COVID-19

Harry Potter star, Jessie Cave, says her newborn baby has contracted COVID-19.

The actress, who played Lavender Brown in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s hit books, gave birth to her son Tenn in October.

His “traumatic” delivery left him in the neonatal unit, she said.

In a post on Instagram, she shared a photograph of the little boy in hospital.

She wrote on her Instagram handle, “I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital.

“Poor baby is covid positive. He’s okay and doing well but they are being vigilant and cautious, thankfully.

“This strain is super powerful and contagious, so I do hope that people take extra care in the coming weeks.

“Really didn’t want this to be the start of my families new year. Really didn’t want to be back in a hospital so soon after his traumatic birth.”

The actress went on to praise her dad and brother, both of who are medical practitioners.

She wrote, “Once again I’m in awe of nurses and doctors. It makes me even more proud of my brother, accident & emergency doctor; and my father, General Practitioner.

She asked for prayers for her baby: “Please wish baby a speedy recovery. He’s 9 lbs 7 (4.2kg) now so he’s a stronger and bigger boy than he was when we were last in a hospital room (and the needle went into his hand with louder more powerful screams.”

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