Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mum in Labour for MONTH

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mum in Labour for MONTH

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A MUM who spent a MONTH in labour says her baby boy's head was left like a deflated balloon by the cramped conditions in her womb.

Stockport mum JJ Rushton began her contractions at 32 weeks and was worried that her baby would be at risk of being born prematurely. Doctors administered drugs to let JJ, who was already the mum to a two-year-old, slow down her contractions and to delay the birth.

Her baby Bobby was not born until a month later on March 31, 2017, but she continued to experience regular contractions known as a 'soft labour.' Born weighing 6lb 9oz, Bobby was rushed to neo-natal intensive care and spent 21 days in an incubator, suffering from jaundice - with two brief visits home, before being readmitted. JJ stayed with him in hospital, while her family looked after her daughter.

JJ, 27, a bartender from Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, said: "Up until my third trimester, I'd had a normal pregnancy, but I suddenly started to experience severe pain in my bump and I felt like the baby was very, very low. …

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