For Bruna Abdullah, September has marked the beginning of a new and very special chapter in her life. Bruna and her husband Allan Fraser welcomed a baby girl, Isabella, on 31st August in Mumbai. Along with the announcement, she had shared an adorable photo of her little munchkin and added that she can’t stop drooling over her.
Now, Bruna took to Instagram to share her birth story. Even before she was pregnant, she knew she wanted a water birth. She wanted the birth to be as gentle as possible, and without any drugs. The side effects of dealing with all the medication at the hospital was something she definitely didn’t want.
I imagined a calm and soothing environment, where I could wait for my 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.
The I Hate Luv Storys actress worked out regularly, meditated and ate a very well balanced diet. She was clear about delivering her baby on a Saturday and wanted the labour to be no longer than 4 hours.
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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. I imagined a calm and soothing environment, where I could wait for my 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. I prepared myself 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 4 hours, I wanted to deliver my baby in the pool, and I wanted to do it drug free! I got all of that! I also asked for it to be pain free 😁 but that wasn’t really what happened!! Saying that, I feel like a super hero, 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! It was magical, I had to idea I was so strong, I 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. ❤️ #forisabellatoread #waterbirth #hypnobirthing #womenpower
What a beautiful story this is! And we’re glad that Bruna had a supportive family by her side throughout.