"I have asthma and have had it my entire life so this scares me a little extra," Shawn Johnson East said in an Instagram story regarding her health. She is currently pregnant with her second child with her husband Andrew East. "Got my results back today and they came back positive for Covid," she continued on her story on Sunday. "Not going to lie... I'm nervous knowing I'm positive," she said. She is also mom to 15-month-old daughter Drew Hazel. "It's been a long two weeks of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) with Drew and now this... my body is exhausted."
She continued to list why she's worried about her positive diagnosis. "1: I don't want to get my family sick. 2: I have asthma and have had it my entire life so this scares me a little extra. 3: had a very close family member fight for his life last month while battling Covid so it's a serious topic of concern/hits home in our household," she said. "So far, I have a cough, terrible sore throat and headache. Fatigue for sure but... that's pregnancy haha," she continued. "Not looking for any kind of pitty [sic] party. Just a reminder to take care of yourself. Drink an extra water tonight and wash your hands."
Her husband Andrew also recently tested positive for COVID-19. He was diagnosed around the same time Johnson announced she was pregnant again. "We were in this time of celebration and we wanted to tell her parents and her friends [about the baby], then I ended up having to friggin' self-isolate for 10 days," said the former NFL athlete. "We were scared to begin with that you had COVID. We weren't sure if Drew had it, we weren't sure if I had it," Johnson East added. "So I was calling her pediatrician, I was calling my OB. … I was like, 'What do we do? Do I need to worry about being pregnant?' especially early on in pregnancy. I got so scared of potentially increasing my risks of miscarriage."