Actress Daniella Monet, known for her roles on “Victorious”, “AwesomenessTV”, and “Paradise Run,” was excited to give birth to her son, but things did not go according to plan and she shares the story of her difficult birth with The Doctors.
The actress says the first sign of a complication was a week before her due date when her water broke and it had a greenish color to it, a sign that fecal matter could be present. Daniella and her fiancé Andrew rushed to the hospital, and after doctors ruptured her, the contractions quickly started, but she was not dilating and her baby's heart rate was dropping. Doctors then discovered the baby had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and an emergency C-section was needed. The cord was removed from their son's neck and Daniella and Andrew heard their baby cry for the first time.
"It was so amazing," the actress says, and Andrew adds, "It was the most magical thing that I have ever experienced."
Joining The Doctors, Daniella and Andrew are happy to share that baby Gio is doing great they say he's cuddly, sweet, and smiles all the time.
Looking back on her harrowing health scare, Daniella tells The Doctors, "There was a strength in me that I didn't even know I had," explaining she had to trust in her doctors, knowing a C-section was not in her birth plan, but realizing it was what was needed.
The new parents have been inspired by this new chapter in their lives and started a podcast, where they discuss the amazing (and the not so amazing) aspect of parenting. Check out Danielle and Andrew's podcast, "Adulting Like A Mother Father."