False Contractions or The Real Thing?
After days and days of these contractions, Jesica recalls the night before the vent. “I vividly remember telling my husband, ‘I’m having contractions again, but I don’t think they’ll amount to anything’. I confided in him as we lay in bed that night that I was afraid I would either need to be induced, or that I wouldn’t know it was the real thing until it was too late and we were having a baby at home.”
Ready or Not, Here Comes Max!
As Jesica wasn’t sure if these most recent contractions were real or not, she decided to sleep it off. The next morning, “I felt my water break. I scurried off the edge of the bed, hurried to the bathroom in shock, and said ‘oh god, we’re not going to make it. We are going to have this baby at home’. The contraction went from uncomfortable to painful in a blink,” Jesica remembers. They wanted to have the baby at the hospital and were not prepared for a home birth, which can be very stressful for mothers in labor as they want everything to be prepared and ready for their new addition.