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'Pinutok Na Ni Doc 'Yung Panubigan Ko' Angeline Shares Moments Before Giving Birth Via C-Section
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  • First-time mom Angeline Quinto documented moments while in labor, including some minor complications she faced before delivering her first baby via cesarean section.

    Since announcing to the public her pregnancy, Angeline's excitement over the thought of giving birth and finally meeting her first child never wavered. So, when that day finally came, the singer of course did not miss capturing the precious moments in a vlog.

    READ ALSO: Angeline Quinto's Nursery For Baby Boy

    The video blog began with some snippets from April 26, 2022, a day before Angeline gave birth, when she tries to keep her mind off the pain she's been feeling around her stomach area by doing a bit of TikTok dancing and mini-maternity shoot.

    Come April 27, Angeline was already admitted to the hospital at around 4:30 a.m. Several hours in, she gave an update that her water bag had to be ruptured artificially by her doctor.


    "Medyo nahihirapan si baby bumaba kasi medyo matagal na. So, pinutok na ni doc[tor] 'yung panubigan ko at hanggang ngayon kailangan natin maghantay hanggang sa mas bumaba si baby. Konting tiis na lang." Angeline said.

    Later on, Angeline was informed that her baby's position is not conducive for normal delivery. She shared, "According to my doctor, nakatagilid ang ulo ni baby kata nahihirapan ako mag-normal birth kaya nag-decide kami na mag-cesarean section."

    Angeline had a safe and successful delivery and at exactly 10:22 p.m. of that day, she officially became a mom to baby Aziel Sylvio. She marked this personal milestone with a photo showing her carrying her baby boy. "Motherhood UNLOCKED," she wrote in the caption.

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    What Is Amniotomy?

    Amniotomy is a type of labor intervention where a health practitioner will have to break a pregnant mom's water bag using a sterile instrument called an amnio hook.

    According to VeryWell Family, there are four reasons why Amniotomy will be needed:

    1. Induce or start labor

    2. Augment labor if the pregnant mom is already in labor but progressing slowly as what appeared to be the case for Angeline.

    3. Fetal monitoring in cases that require closer monitoring for the baby inside the womb.

    4. Detecting meconium. Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH explains in a VeryWell Family article what meconium is. It is "the thick, green, tar-like substance that lines your baby's intestines during pregnancy," which is usually released after birth through a bowel movement.

    However, some babies can have a bowel movement while still inside the womb and can excrete meconium into the amniotic fluid.

    Doctors will have to take into consideration the overall safety of mother and baby before performing an amniotomy since the water bag, containing amniotic fluid, is among the things that protect babies during pregnancy.

    READ MORE: Why Amniotic Sac, Fluid Vital To Baby's Health

    Early Water Breaking

    If there are instances where the water bag had to be ruptured intentionally, there are also some expecting moms who have their water break early or before their 37th week of pregnancy. This is called preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM).

    Pregnant women who experience PPROM are advised to visit their doctor immediately. According to WebMD, if at least 34 weeks pregnant and PPROM happens, "the doctor may want you to give birth to lower the odds that you or your baby will pick up a serious infection."


    Read more about labor interventions and how to lower the risk of it happening here.

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