Actress Bruna Abdullah who welcomed her firstborn Isabella with beau Allan Frase took to her social media to share her water birth story. She recalled feeling like a superwoman.
Sharing a black and white photograph of herself holding her newborn in a water pool Bruna captioned the post with her story. Sharing her experience she wrote, “My birth story… Even before I was pregnant I knew I would have a water birth! I wanted the birth of my baby to be as gentle as possible and without any drugs, I hated the idea of having to deal with the side effects of all the medication they would give me at the hospital.”
She talked about wanting a calm and soothing environment for her baby’s first moments in the world. She wished her daughter to be “surrounded only by the people that made me feel good and excited about that moment. I was lucky enough to have had all that! I had my baby in a warm water pool, my husband, my mother, my doctor and my doula were there with me.”
Talking about her prep for the day she said, “I worked out regularly, I ate a very well balanced diet, I meditated and visualised every single detail. I wanted to deliver my baby on a Saturday, I wanted the labour to be no longer than four hours, I wanted to deliver my baby in the pool, and I wanted to do it drug free. I also asked for it to be pain free but that wasn’t really what happened!! Saying that, I feel like a superhero, kind of invincible, now I feel like I can do anything… it was important to me to be fully in control, awake, for the arrival of my baby. I wanted nature to do its job,”
“That as soon as it was over, the only thing I could feel was love and pure happiness! The pain vanished, I recovered in minutes, and I was able to enjoy her from the very first minute! She was awake and alert! Calm and beautiful! She is my everything, thank you @alfromscotland for giving me the best gift one could ever ask for.” she added
Bruna and husband Allan tied the knot in May wedding earlier this year and welcomed Isabella on August 31st.