September 15, 2021
A mother shared her horrible experience in labor as her partner decided to go to McDonald's and risk missing the birth of their child.
Becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful things in the world, but birthing a child isn't as pleasant for many moms. In fact, others would say it is a traumatic experience.
For this reason, many pregnant women would want their partner to be supportive throughout their pregnancy and during childbirth.
However, one mom had it tough as her partner was quite insensitive during her time of need. TikTok user @athome_withjaxon shared her experience in labor:
"He went to McDonald's, came back, ate his McDonald's in front of me because I wasn't allowed to eat in case I had a c-section."
The woman was undoubtedly very hungry at that point and had to watch the man devour a delicious McDonald's meal.
Although the man got back in time for the childbirth, he ended up missing it anyway after dozing off while she got a c-section. She said:
"He then went and fell asleep in the waiting room when I went down for a c-section, and my dad was then my birthing partner. That's what it is for me!"
The woman's video has since gone viral with nearly 100,000 views and several comments of TikTok users reacting to her story and sharing their own.
Some of the mothers resonated with the woman's experience and revealed that their partners fell asleep in the hospital as well.
Initially, she thought that she was only experiencing weight gain because of bloating, but in truth, she had another life inside of her.
Another shared, "It's when he gagged when asked if he wanted to cut the cord and held her for 2 secs giving her back cause he needed a smoke cause stress [sic]."
There are many ways to comfort a partner while giving birth; among them is to be prepared for what may come such that a man will be ready for hunger and possibly sleepless nights.
Coming with snacks, drinks, extra clothing, and other necessary things that may be needed will undoubtedly help a birthing mom.
However, there are also unexpected events that may happen during the birthing process that one may not be prepared for.
Lorna Goodings was among those who received unexpected news during childbirth as she found out she was pregnant again. Initially, she thought that she was only experiencing weight gain because of bloating, but in truth, she had another life inside of her.