Maren Morris Went Through 30 Hours of Labor and an Emergency C-Section
Four days after welcoming her son, Hayes Andrew, into the world, new mom Maren Morris is opening up about her…
Maren Morris, Son Hayes Andrew; Photos via Instagram
Taking to Instagram to reveal that she underwent a lengthy labor that resulted in an emergency cesarean section, Morris admitted Hayes’ birth didn’t exactly go as planned.
“30 hours of labor ended with an emergency c-section… not what we planned but I learned pretty quickly that night that having a plan for bringing a human into the world is a fool’s errand,” the singer/songwriter wrote. All that mattered was that he got here safely. Having him in the middle of a global health crisis was also not in the baby prep books, but here we are. Holding him and healing my body in a maternity ward that’s eerily quiet from us not being allowed visitors or family at this time, but strangely serene.”
Morris went on to praise the healthcare workers for their attentiveness, especially during such an unsettling time like the present.
“The admiration we have for the doctors, nurses + healthcare professionals that took care of Hayes & me during our stay cannot be measured in this post,” she said. “They risked their health every day to make sure ours was okay. I can’t think of anything more selfless than that.”
Morris closed her post with a sweet message to other mothers, praising them for their strength.
“Ultimately, I can’t thank every single mother enough for going through what you’ve gone through because I had NO idea how hard it could be, and I’m a measly 4 days in The world is changing before our eyes and so am I. That’s been a peaceful thing to cling to during these uncertain times. Thinking of you all.”
Morris and her husband, fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, welcomed Hayes Andrew on Monday, March 23. Their son arrived just one day before the couple’s two year wedding anniversary.
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