Yesterday this picture flashed up in my Facebook news feed, it was 10 years ago that I was pregnant with Eve and Bea. I have never shared my child birth story on Bibado’s page before. I am usually a very private person but 10 years later I really wanted to celebrate how far we have come after such a challenging start to our daughters lives.
Eve and Bea were born about 2 weeks after this photo, just before 30 weeks of pregnancy. I had really struggled being pregnant with them, suffering with morning sickness, fatigue and generally not really coping that well physically ( I was subsequently diagnosed as having Coeliac’s disease and wonder to this day whether this is why I found pregnancy so challenging) . I absolutely loved being pregnant, the feel of my daughters in my tummy was amazing, but being pregnant really didn’t love me.
My birth experience was about as far away from the natural childbirth experience as you can get. I was rushed in for an emergency C-section after having spontaneous rupture of my waters at home. By 6 am the following morning, with a room full of doctors and specialist nurses the girls were delivered. They were immediately rushed to paediatric ITU where they were treated by an incredible team of medics to help them breathe and stabilise them