First-Time Mother Discovers She Is Having Twins Minutes After Giving Birth To Her Newborn Daughter During A 47-Hour Labor
Nicole, 31, and Matthew Ziesemer, 34, from Grand Haven, Michigan, had only just been introduced to daughter Blakeley when doctors realized she was still in labor.
Nicole Ziesemer had just gone through a very long and complicated childbirth when she surprised everyone in the labour room that there was a second baby. They spotted ‘another head’ as they went to stitch her up ᴘᴏsᴛ-ʙɪʀᴛʜ, and baby Cade was born 59 minutes later.
New mum Nicole, from Grand Haven, Michigan, USA, had opted for a natural pregnancy without scans so had no idea they were expecting two babies. The decision to have a natural pregnancy meant no ᴘᴀɪɴᴋɪʟʟᴇʀs, scans, and even a home birth which Nicole and Mathew weren’t able to follow through as she went into labour earlier than expected.Nicole had severe morning sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss throughout the pregnancy – decided to forgo ᴘᴀɪɴᴋɪʟʟᴇʀs in favor of breathing exercises, a yoga ball and cool showers. She didn’t have any scans throughout her pregnancy, apart from one on the day they went into labor.
‘There were really no signs that I was carrying more than one baby, in fact people said how small I was. And when they told us that it was another baby I literally asked her if she was lying, we were shocked and happy with this” she said