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Shawn Johnson details 22-hour labor and C-section to welcome baby girl: 'I felt guilty'

Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson welcomed a baby girl in October.

After a couple of days of quiet from Shawn Johnson and Andrew East, who record their lifestyles on their video weblog “The East Fam,” we’re after all studying extra about how their daughter made her front.

The couple shared “phase 1” in their start adventure, the place it is printed that Johnson was once brought on and worked for 22 hours prior to sooner or later having a cesarean part.

She additionally wrote concerning the revel in on Instagram.

“I went in with this kind of cussed mindset of pondering the one method I may just deliver our child into the arena was once naturally. No meds no intervention. At 14 hours after I selected to get an epidural I felt in charge,” she wrote.

This second is printed within the video, too. Johnson tells East that she is “vulnerable” as a result of she looks like she will have to have the ability to do it naturally. 

In her put up, she explains that when 22 hours, they had been instructed she needed to get a C-section. 

“I felt like I had failed. However after protecting our candy lady in my palms and being instructed the whole thing went neatly and she or he had made it to us safely I may have cared much less.”

The video ends after doctors broke Johnson’s water. We will see more of their emotional journey in another video.

But it seems Johnson and East have moved past her unplanned entrance and are soaking up all the beautiful baby snuggles.

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“My/our world no longer has anything to do with us but everything to do with her. It’s all for her and I will forever do anything for this girl that I love more than I ever could imagine. A love no one can ever prepare you for,” she wrote, also thanking the “incredible doctor and nurses” who helped.

The East family has been sharing loads of swoon-worthy photos and videos of the baby girl since her arrival, which they announced Monday. Johnson shared on Instagram Stories that they are spending time as a family, but will reveal her name soon.

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