Couple flees from NYC to OKC to give birth to twin boys amid coronavirus pandemic

A couple from New York City with Oklahoma roots fled the country’s coronavirus epicenter in hopes of having a safe pregnancy and delivery.Six weeks ago, Jackie and Eitan Reshef were in New York City dealing with a high-risk pregnancy with twins. The city grew tense — places shutting down, not enough protective gear for health care workers. They were faced with a decision and they had to make it fast.The twins were born perfect and healthy, right here in Oklahoma. Their journey from New York City to Oklahoma City started with a call from Jackie’s doctor. Within 24 hours, their decision was made. They came to Oklahoma City.“We felt we made the right decision the moment we stepped foot on Oklahoma soil,” Eitan said.They spent the mandatory 14 days in quarantine, started appointments with a new doctor and then, five weeks later, it was time.“All of the nurses and doctors who are caring for me in masks as well during such an intimate time,” Jackie said. “Seeing emotion through people’s eyes which there’s something kind of beautiful about that also a little bit sad.”Eitan is from Oklahoma and they got married here. Now their Oklahoma roots are even deeper. Plus, one of the boy’s middle names is that of Jackie’s grandmother, who Jackie only learned when she started dating Eitan that grandmother was born in Oklahoma just like the twins.

A couple from New York City with Oklahoma roots fled the country’s coronavirus epicenter in hopes of having a safe pregnancy and delivery.

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Six weeks ago, Jackie and Eitan Reshef were in New York City dealing with a high-risk pregnancy with twins. The city grew tense — places shutting down, not enough protective gear for health care workers. They were faced with a decision and they had to make it fast.

The twins were born perfect and healthy, right here in Oklahoma. Their journey from New York City to Oklahoma City started with a call from Jackie’s doctor. Within 24 hours, their decision was made. They came to Oklahoma City.

“We felt we made the right decision the moment we stepped foot on Oklahoma soil,” Eitan said.

They spent the mandatory 14 days in quarantine, started appointments with a new doctor and then, five weeks later, it was time.

“All of the nurses and doctors who are caring for me in masks as well during such an intimate time,” Jackie said. “Seeing emotion through people’s eyes which there’s something kind of beautiful about that also a little bit sad.”

Eitan is from Oklahoma and they got married here. Now their Oklahoma roots are even deeper. Plus, one of the boy’s middle names is that of Jackie’s grandmother, who Jackie only learned when she started dating Eitan that grandmother was born in Oklahoma just like the twins.