On the way out of the pediatrician's office the other day* I picked up two free magazines.
In this article Tiffani said, "All in all, it was a 30-hour natural labor which, sadly, ended up in a C-section . . . The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. I was disappointed, but she's healthy and happy, and that's all we can ask for." Sound familiar?
I haven't really been aware of Tiffani since she stopped playing Kelly Kapowski. I didn't know she wasn't going by Tiffani-Amber anymore, and I hadn't heard of White Collar. I thought that day how interesting it was that this celebrity -- who I used to hope I looked like -- now has a scar that looks like mine. She, like me, "ran regularly before becoming pregnant" and is breastfeeding a daughter. My labors were about thirty hours each, and then for several reasons including my ineffective contractions, we decided a c-section would be best. Shboogoo even had her umbilical cord wrapped around her like Tiffani's daughter. But FYI, as long as the baby's heart rate variability remains good, a nuchal cord alone doesn't necessitate a non-vaginal birth. Usually the cord is loose enough for the doctor or midwife to slip it over the baby's head, or if it's tight they can "somersault" the baby out. (Read this.)
I think about my pregnancies and births often. With my second baby my body went from this
to this, taken ten weeks after L was born.
* Shboogoo was pleased to receive another sticker and another sucker.L is very small for her age, but she is healthy.