Australian actress Holly Brisley introduces her 3 week old son Levi Harper Ford in a recent issue of Woman’s day and revealed all about why her idea of a natural birth was out of the question due to doctors orders.
“I had made it to 39-and-a- half weeks, and by that stage I was looking quite similar to a puffer fish. My hands and feet had swollen to the size of a giant’s, and I was more than ready to pop.
“Throughout the pregnancy I went to all the birthing classes and read up on everything with the intention of being the full earth mother when it came to the delivery, with no drugs and a completely natural birth.
“The obstetrician told us that the head still hadn’t engaged and that a natural birth wasn’t looking promising as my hips are quite narrow and he wasn’t sure Levi would fit, so he recommended a caesarean. Here I was, wanting a completely natural birth, and I ended up having a caesar with all the drugs.”
She can be seen back on UK screens in coming weeks when she reprises her role as Amanda Vale in Home and Away for a few guest appearances.
Source: Woman’s Day Magazine.