Pregnancy news, 29/08/2017
At 11 weeks before her second baby was due, Raelin experienced familiar discomfort that she put down to Braxton Hicks (practice contractions). However, they didn’t ease-off over the next 45 minutes, so she decided to go into hospital to check that everything was OK and that she wasn’t in early labour.
‘I called 911 because I was so scared. They couldn’t understand me... So I handed the phone to my fiancé.
‘I pulled my pants off and reached down, sure enough his head was right there. I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here. When I looked down I realised he was still completely wrapped in the amniotic sac.’
Raelin was worried that her baby was unwell as he was quite still, but after rubbing his face gently with her thumb ‘he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face’ and she felt more reassured.
Less than 10 minutes later they arrived at the hospital, where staff were ready and waiting. They opened the amniotic sac and began helping the baby to breathe.
Despite being born prematurely and weighing just 3lb 1oz, Raelin’s baby boy survived. She described how, ‘he is doing wonderful all things considered,’ and went on to say, ‘he’s going to be an awesome little man! He is truly a miracle baby.’
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