The Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch reveals her son’s birth was anything but ordinary.
The 39-year-old actress, who played Bernadette on the much-loved TV show, announced the arrival of her second child, Brooks Rauch, on Instagram.
"I am incredibly thankful and overjoyed to announce the birth of our son, Brooks Rauch, who we just welcomed into the world and directly into our hearts," she posted alongside a picture of a blue baby hat with the name ‘Brooks’ stitched on it.
I am incredibly thankful and overjoyed to announce the birth of our son, Brooks Rauch, who we just welcomed into the world and directly into our hearts. His arrival was made possible, in no small part, by the front line heroes - the nurses and doctors who show up each day to make sure that life keeps marching forward, regardless of the circumstances. Words can't describe how grateful I am to have this baby boy join our family, but to say that it is a surreal time to be bringing life into the world is an understatement. Given that, I wanted to share some thoughts with other expectant mothers or “Pandemamamas” - as I like to call us - who are navigating these uncharted waters. Please go to the link in my bio to check out the essay I wrote on the subject for Glamour. As I've previously shared, I am no stranger to loss on the road to motherhood - so to those dealing with infertility or grieving a loss, please know you are in my heart and I’m sending you so much love. ♥?
Like many new mothers in the US at the moment, her son’s birth didn’t exactly go to plan.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic she gave birth alone, without her husband. Instead, he watched his son being born on Facetime.
Writing of her experience in Glamour magazine, Melissa shared her unusual experience with other “Pandemamamas” explaining how she got through the ‘inherently difficult situation’.
“The anxiety over giving birth without an advocate and support system in tow, compounded with the exposure concerns of walking into a hospital during a pandemic, were a lot to process,” she said.
“So I tried my best to prepare for a scenario I never thought I’d face.”
And at the end of the day she says she simply had to get it done.
“But here’s the great thing I realized about birth: It is never going to take a backseat to anything," she said.
"No matter what is going down, when one human is coming out of another human it becomes the main focus—there’s no other choice. No pandemic, or fear of being alone, or anger over not having a partner there to bitch-slap through the whole hellish gauntlet of labor gets airtime.
"I had a job to do. The nurses, the doctor, and my husband (who joined on FaceTime to see the birth of our son) ultimately made me feel safe and protected.”
The actress, who is already mum to two-year-old daughter Sadie, took the time to thank the nurses and doctors who delivered her baby safely during this time.
"His arrival was made possible, in no small part, by the front line heroes — the nurses and doctors who show up each day to make sure that life keeps marching forward, regardless of the circumstances," she wrote.
"Words can't describe how grateful I am to have this baby boy join our family, but to say that it is a surreal time to be bringing life into the world is an understatement."
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