Unexpected Cascade of Interventions

Meg gave birth to her first child at 40w5d on May 15th. After her water broke and labor progressed, she experienced over 3 hours of pushing culminating with assistance of a vacuum to help deliver him. Going in without a birth plan and not knowing what to expect, this labor was quite traumatic and postpartum recovery was difficult.

Meg Ryan Bio

Meg is a working mama, spending her days as a manager of a luxury retail brand. She lives in NY with her husband, Matt, of nearly 5 years and her eight month old son, Rhett Thomas. She is a huge fan of all Bravo TV, cheese, and canceling plans to stay home in her leggings. Follow her on IG at @Megglezb.

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