Pregnant Woman Flees War-Torn Ukraine Searched Globally for a Doctor to Deliver Her Baby and Found One in Las Vegas
Author: Nevada Globe Staff
LAS VEGAS – Tetiana Kosheva-Zaichuk was pregnant when the shelling began in March.
“Kyiv was dangerous. My parents resisted leaving. Kosheva-Zaichuk: “They fled because I was pregnant.” Sasha, her cruise-industry spouse, was abroad at the time.
“I was worried, but worrying makes things worse. She advised being positive.
The family fled west to Austria and Italy. Kosheva-Zaichuk had problems finding a doctor during her pregnancy, so her husband urged her to go to the U.S.
Dr. Paul Wilkes delivered a friend’s kid in Las Vegas.
When Sasha’s wife was 27 weeks pregnant, he contacted me on Facebook. He asked whether I could help. Dr. Wilkes, a perinatologist, and high-risk pregnant doctor, was able to help someone under threat in Ukraine.
Dr. Wilkes worked with embassies, Desert Perinatal Associates, Southern Hills Hospital, and anesthesiologists to help the family deliver in Las Vegas.
Having a baby in the U.S. can be pricey. I wanted to alleviate their financial hardship as much as possible. I wanted them to focus on each other and their child’s birth, he said. “What could have been tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills were wiped away”
Mykita was born on July 23 at Southern Hills Hospital.
Kosheva-Zaichuk praised Dr. Wilkes’s delivery as “excellent”
“[Mykita] is great. Thrives My bucket list includes attending one of that boy’s birthday celebrations in the Ukraine. “I want to attend one of that boy’s birthday celebrations in Ukraine. Dr. Wilkes stated it’s on his list.
The family hopes to return to Europe shortly and spend Mykita’s first birthday there.
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