Hey there! Thank you for checking my blog. For those of you who’ve been following here or on my instagram, you know how anxious I’ve been (click here to read my post regarding this). However, I committed myself to enjoying my pregnancy this time around and sucessfully I did. Until that fateful day when everything changed.
On Sunday, September 22, 2019 I gave birth to my second daughter.
It was everything I didn’t expect.
Like my first, it was a vaginal birth. That’s where the similarities end.
Unlike my first delivery, my water unknowingly broke on my way down to another city four hours away from home. Unfortunately, without having had my water break before I thought I had a leaky bladder. You see the kicker is that my water broke Friday night at 10:00 pm. I looked the mucous plug, the “showing”, the slight pinkish-bloody fluid (I had done my research) and I saw nothing but clear fluid. I smelled my underwear and smelled urine. So then, I waited for the contractions but got nothing. In my head I was fine and my bladder lost the battle of control to my unborn child.
The next day (Saturday morning), I shot a music video (more on that later) and hung out with my daughter at the beach.
I was exhausted. Mind you I was still “leaking” but no contractions.
The day went on without any issues, we got back to our room that night and prepared ourselves for the drive back home.
In the middle of the night, or early Sunday morning, I was awakened by a sudden need to use the washroom. At first I felt cramping but I dismissed it as maybe having eaten something that didn’t agree with my stomach. The third time, I had to go to the washroom, the pain that came with it was so intense I knew we had to go to the hospital.
There was no time for epidural. From start to finish everything was less than an hour. I hated labour. I’m grateful it was fast but I hated it.
But she is here. Healthy and thriving.
Unfortunately, because my water broke over 24 hours before the doctors had to do so many tests. This is why I am writing this post.
Losing amniotic fluid during the pregnancy is never good because the amniotic fluid is what keeps the unborn child safe. Without realizing it, I placed my child’s health in jeopardy by not going to the hospital earlier.
Learn from my mistake. If you see leakage that wasn’t there before GO TO THE HOSPITAL!
There is so much information online these day and as much as I love Google, there are certain things that can’t be self-diagnosed. Especially when it comes to your health. So get that professional opinion and be safe.