Iskra Lawrence has revealed she almost “tapped out” while giving birth to her son.
The 29-year-old model discussed her experience of welcoming her first child with boyfriend Philip Payne in a video on her YouTube channel, and admitted that her at-home water birth wasn’t what she expected, and she was surprised to find that she hit her pain threshold while having contractions.
“I nearly tapped out… I just had no idea how bad the contractions were,” she shared. “The contractions were worse in a way because they felt never-ending. It was constant… It was 12 hours essentially of contractions where you’re just in searing pain for two minutes and might have a couple of seconds and then it goes again… I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t eat, I was throwing up, I had shivers and chills…”
She also shared some details about what happens after giving birth.
“They have to push on your stomach to get the excess blood out (after the birth),” she explained. “After you’ve just gone through all of that, then five times both the midwives are pressing down on my stomach and this blood was just gushing out… (But) it’s not the focus. Anything could have been happening and you don’t care, you’re just like, ‘Wow’.”
The model also posted candid images on Instagram of herself and Philip on the day of the birth, including a shot of her in an inflatable pool inside her home.
“I’m excited to finally share the best day of our lives and our greatest achievement,” she captioned the slideshow. “I wasn’t sure how much I’d want to share, and I actually wasn’t even aware how much footage and pics my family got as I was 1. Locked in trying to push 2. So excited to meet bubba and 3. In the most intense pain of my entire life.”
Iskra and Philip welcomed their child in April. She previously revealed her newborn had to be resuscitated after a difficult labour.
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