Maria Fowler has revealed that she missed her daughter being born after she was placed under general anaesthetic.
The former Towie star opened up on her traumatic childbirth experience, explaining that she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter Evie.
On her blog Memories Keep Evolving, the 31-year-old said that she didn’t want a C-section, and while she told that some C-sections are administered under general anaesthetic ‘we really didn’t think it would happen to us’.
Unfortunately, Evie’s position changed, meaning Maria was forced to have a C-section.
She wrote: ‘[The doctor] administered the epidural and we carried on, the epidural didn’t work and the labour went on for another 3 hours before the midwife started to feel concerned enough to request a consultant to examine.
‘The consultant told me that Evie was in a position in which her head was bent sideways and in her opinion there was no way she could be born naturally. GUTTED.’
Maria was then brought to theatre – but terrifyingly, the local anaesthetic didn’t work.
She said: ‘As the surgeon started to make the incision to perform the C Section, I could feel everything, I screamed and told them this, and I could tell the surgeon was starting to feel anxious.
‘The anaesthetist administered more painkiller (or whatever it was) into my hand. When the surgeon went to continue making the incision, I could STILL feel everything. I tried my hardest not to show the pain but couldn’t control my legs bucking from the feeling of her making the incision.’
Maria’s partner Kelvin was asked to leave the room, and Evie was delivered after a general anaesthetic was administered.
The reality star said she cannot remember seeing Evie until 12 hours after she was born.
Maria wrote: ‘I’m still not right. It has been nearly 16 months now and my body somehow doesn’t feel my own. I also had a big wound from my placenta so lost half of my body’s blood and then had to have a blood transfusion in hospital, all I wanted after the delivery was to come home.
‘I was very limited to what I did after the operation so I couldn’t move off the bed to feed her therefore my first 3 days as a mum I felt a complete failure.’
Maria said that she felt ‘somewhat violated’ by her experience, but is thankful that Evie is happy and healthy.
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