Emma Ford, 34, a glamorous mother-of-two spent more than $3,000 on spa treatments, fake eyelashes, makeup and a new handbag so she could look her best when she went into the hospital for her C-Section.
It’s such a special moment and she wanted it to be perfect. She donned false lashes, four-inch stilettos and a ‘little black dress’ – carrying her baby supplies in a $363 Michael Kors handbag – for the moment she walked into Brookwood Hospital in Alabama in January this year.
Emma had her first born, Samuel, in November 2016, but after a pregnancy ʀɪᴅᴅʟᴇᴅ with minor issues, her health worsened. She said: ” When I was pregnant with Samuel, I sᴜFFᴇʀᴇᴅ from a lot of minor health issues, that just made things generally harder along the way. I had sᴄɪᴀᴛɪᴄᴀ, severe ᴀᴄɪᴅ ʀᴇFʟᴜx, heartburn and migraines, which constantly got ᴍᴇ ᴅᴏᴡɴ. The birth was fairly sᴍᴏᴏᴛʜ-sᴀɪʟɪɴɢ, but I was sᴏ ᴡᴏʀʀɪᴇᴅ, it being my first, that I ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ relax and enjoy what should have been a beautiful thing. Then, about eight weeks after giving birth, I started feeling ʜᴏʀʀɪFɪᴄ pain in my ʟᴏᴡᴇʀ stomach. I ʀᴜsʜᴇᴅ straight to the hospital, ᴛᴇʀʀɪFɪᴇᴅ about what the pain could mean. The doctor told me I was sᴜFFᴇʀɪɴɢ from ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴀɴ ᴛᴏʀsɪᴏɴ, which I had ɴᴏ clue about.”
An ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴀɴ ᴛᴏʀsɪᴏɴ is a ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ that ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀs when one of the ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴇs ᴛᴡɪsᴛs around the ʟɪɢᴀᴍᴇɴᴛs that keep it in place. The Fᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ tube and ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ can therefore have ɴᴏ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ supply, dueto the ᴛᴡɪsᴛɪɴɢ ᴄᴜᴛᴛɪɴɢ this off. It can cause severe ᴘᴀɪɴ, and usually the only thing to do in Emma’s ᴄᴀsᴇ was to ʀᴇᴍᴏᴠᴇ her right ovary right ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ. This also meant that there was ʟᴇss chance of the couple Fᴀʟʟɪɴɢ pregnant again, due to the egg supply being ʟᴏᴡᴇʀ. So Emma was thrilled when she found ᴏᴜᴛ she was pregnant for the second time in April 2019. Emma said: “I love getting glammed up. I never go anywhere without makeup on and it was important to me – this time around – that I look and feel my best when having my baby. It’s such a special moment and I wanted it to be perfect. This time around, we stayed calm, which was easy, considering we had planned everything to a T. I wanted to feel sexy and glamorous, and show other mothers that they can feel that way too . I had worked throughout the ᴇɴᴛɪʀᴇ pregnancy so I wanted my birth to be relaxing, and all about me and my baby. ”
A week after strutting into hospital in her heels, she posted the incredible moment she met her baby for the first time on Instagram, to the delight of her 34,700 followers. She said: “When I woke up on the morning of my Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ, I was so excited and ready to meet my little room-mate of nine months. I wanted to look and feel my best, so I decided to do my hair and makeup. I really believe that when you feel good, you can not help but radiate positivity and life. The thought of the surgery was ᴛᴇʀʀɪFʏɪɴɢ me, but I did not want to look like it, so I chose a little black dress and a bright red lip, and completed the look with heels. It was one of the best days of my life.”