Over 350,000 babies are born worldwide every single day. Everyone’s birth story is different, and mothers have begun to share the dilemmas and drama that accompanied their baby’s entrance into the world.
Eumom.ie is a website that asks new mothers to share their real-life birth stories. Mum of three Laura Doyle recently shared the story of how her second daughter was born, in quite a dramatic fashion.
Laura was going to bed one night at 39 weeks when she began to feel contractions. Despite this, she had a relatively good night’s sleep, with the contractions ten minutes apart. The next morning, however, she headed straight to the hospital.
“Not wanting to make the same mistakes as last time (sending my husband to work when I was having contractions and him nearly missing the birth!). I decided this time we should head to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital and my contractions were still 10 minutes apart, but stronger in intensity. I knew in my gut this was it, but just didn’t know how long. But I was so glad to be already in the hospital at this point because my last birth went from bearable contractions straight to transition very quickly.”
All day, the midwives kept telling Laura that she wasn’t in established labour yet, despite her being in serious pain. Just before 6pm they asked her to go to the toilet and there she says she “let out a roar”. A midwife rushed in with a wheelchair for her.
“She ran straight to Labour and Delivery, where a team of midwives and doctors were standing waiting for me. I jumped up onto the bed and with two pushes, 30 seconds later our beautiful Milla Luna was born, 7lb 4oz.”
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