Model-actress Bruna Abdullah has shared her giving birth story on social media and also shared a photograph of her giving a “water birth” to her first born.
Bruna on Sunday took to Instagram to share a black and white photograph of herself holding her new born along with her husband in a water pool.
Alongside the photograph, 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 said she imagined a calm and soothing environment, where she could wait for her “baby to arrive, 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,” she said.
Bruna prepared herself for that day.
“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.”
Bruna says she felt like a superhero after giving birth.
“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,” she said.
She said she had no idea she was so strong. She felt everything with so much intensity, her descent, the contractions.
“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, who welcomed her daughter Isabella on August 31, reportedly tied the knot with her long time beau Allan Frase in May this year.