Yael Stone gave birth to her daughter in May, but the experience wasn’t at all what she’d planned her.
Yael said she promised herself she would be honest and real on social media, so across two Instagram posts she shared her story with her one million followers.
She said it left her feeling “like a failure”, but has also inspired her to help mothers and babies in Sierra Leone who do not have as easy access to healthcare.
When I ventured back onto social media after a long time away I promised myself not to get caught up in the bullshit. I want to be honest, to be raw, to be real. So I’m sharing the most vulnerable moment I’ve ever experienced. We lived a lifetime during the birth. We labored at home for 18 hours, hoping to deliver there naturally. The first 10 hours I felt like a warrior, after that something changed. The next 8 hours had me questioning myself, digging deeper than ever before and still not making the progress that our baby needed. I felt like a failure when knew it was time to go to hospital but we were so incredibly lucky to have that as an option. Image by @alexvaughanphoto
“I’m sharing the most vulnerable moment I’ve ever experienced. We lived a lifetime during the birth. We labored at home for 18 hours, hoping to deliver there naturally,” she wrote.