May 05, 2023 • hometowns
Caila Quinn Burrello Shares Her Birth Story: ‘It Felt Like I Was Running a Marathon’
Sharing her story.
Bachelor Nation fan favorite Caila Quinn Burrello became a mom on March 30 when she and her husband Nick Burrello welcomed their daughter Teddi into their lives.
Since welcoming Teddi, Caila has been sharing her and Nick’s life as new parents on social media with her hundreds of thousands of followers.
Now, Caila just penned a new blog post about giving birth to her daughter Teddi and what led to her eventual C-section.
At the beginning of her blog post, Caila said, “I really wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, so I wanted to go in with an open mind! I knew that I wanted to try pushing and having a vaginal birth, but because my mom had two c-sections, I had a feeling that a c-section was in the cards for me!”
Caila shared that she went in on her induction day very calm and ready for whatever came her way.
The new mom walked readers through her hour-by-hour progress once she started on the labor-inducing medications.
After the third round of the medication, Caila said, “By this point the pain was UNBEARABLE and my contractions were lasting two minutes each, instead of one minute. I felt like the pain was never ending! That’s when I knew it was time to get the epidural party started!”
She ended up getting an epidural and said she felt immediate relief, saying, “My body finally feels like it has a break after 4.5 hours of excruciating pain!”
By the following morning, Caila shared that she started pushing and shared that it was going well at first.
Caila said, “In between tears, pushes, and position changes, we squeezed to the count of 10 as a team! Centimeter by centimeter, with Nick and my mom holding my feet tight, I pushed and pushed until my eyes popped and the nurse could see the baby’s hair peeking out!”
But despite painful pushing, progress started to move more slowly for Caila.
She said, “Through lots of purple squeeze faces and painful pushes, we slowly made progress, and she moved down a little. As Nick put it to me later, ‘It felt like I was running a marathon while being in the worst shape of my life!’ My tummy was in the way the whole time, and with each forceful push I had to do a crunch, while having no tummy strength left!”
Caila said she felt herself getting weaker with each push by hour two of pushing and eventually she and her doctor decided it was best for her to have a C-section.
She shared, “My doctor came in to consult, and we all decided a c-section would be the best way to get her out safely, with her blood pressure indicating that pushing was causing her stress. I might have teared up for a minute, feeling not like a failure, but like I could have done better and not wasted all of that energy stressing her out.”
Thankfully, the C-section went smoothly and it was an extremely quick process from there.
Caila said, “It took less than five minutes for them to get the baby out during our c-section! Our sweet baby girl weighed 8 lbs and 4 ounces, with a peach fuzz back and a full head of hair! The doctors said that the size of her head was actually proportionate to a 10 lb baby, which explains why it was so hard to push her out!”
Caila shares even more details about the hours after giving birth and what she packed in her hospital bag in the full blog post. Check it out here.
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