Joss Stone always wanted to go the natural childbirth route. Actually, this 35-year-old singer had prepared her whole life for natural delivery. However, when her second child was not born as it should have been, she put her faith in the professionals.
Stone has two children with partner Cody Duluez. They have a 21-month-old daughter, Violet, and an infant son, Shackleton, who was born on 18 October. Although the mother of two wanted a natural birth for both the children, things did not go according to plan. In fact, she had to have a cesarean section for both the babies.
30-hour labor with ‘enormous amount of pain’
trying to give birth to her son naturally, shared with stone People that he experienced an “immense amount of pain”. With the labor lasting over 30 hours, she was definitely in a lot of pain! However, Stone was not concerned until an emergency team had to be called in to help.
,[Shackleton’s] The heartbeat was at a normal rate,” Stone remarked. “And then all of a sudden, it slowed down, slowed down massively. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s my baby. It’s not good.'”
After a scare, a nurse told Stone that the obstetrics emergency team was going to respond. “She comes up to me and she goes, ‘The room’s about to fill with a lot of people. Don’t worry about it. Just be calm.’ Then Cody looked at me and he said the same thing,” the singer reflected.
Stone recalled that there were about 15 doctors and nurses in the room. It was a terrifying experience for the singer as everyone was “talking” to him before the baby’s heart rate slowed down again.
As Stone shared, “He was coming down the birth canal, and when my uterus ruptured, his head went into my abdomen and he went back up. They had to get him back breathing again.” .
That’s when she went to the operation room for a C-section. All she can remember from that part of the experience is that a doctor put her to sleep.
“… then I woke up, I had my baby, and everything was fine,” Stone gratefully recalled.
Obviously the singer is thankful to all the doctors and nurses who looked after her and Shackleton safely and quickly. “It was like 15 angels flying into the room,” commented Stone.
“They were trying to make me feel comfortable. They were very nice and professional and they made me feel safe.” Plus, things are going “really great” at home with her two kids now. Sometimes, birthing plans change, but all that matters is that Stone’s new baby is healthy.