Birth: there's nothing quite like it, and it's clear no two birth stories are the same. Which is why we're asking everyday women and some of our favourite celebrity mums to share theirs, in Mamamia's My Birth Story series.
This week we profile TV presenter and fashion stylist Deauvanné Athanasakis Jarvis, otherwise known as Ma, mum to an eight-year-old boy and five-year-old girl*. ma Stylista
Following on from two devastating miscarriages, London-born Deauvanné and then husband Johnn y were hoping her third pregnancy would be relatively stress free.
“The first 12 weeks we had the fear that things would go wrong, so once we received the all clear we were so happy,” Deauvanné said.
“I actually loved the feeling of being pregnant and watching my tummy expand. For a few weeks in the second trimester it was a real joy, but quite quickly it all changed.”
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One morning as she was getting ready for work, Deauvanné knocked the back of her thigh on the end of their bed and felt a sharp pain.