Precipitous Birth at 36 Weeks in the UK and Difficult Postpartum and Breastfeeding Journey

After a difficult pregnancy and a low Papp-A diagnosis, Sruthi’s water broke unexpectedly at 36 weeks. On the bus to the hospital, her contractions intensified, and by the time she had her first cervical check, she was fully dilated. She pushed for 30 minutes before giving birth to her healthy baby boy. Although she found childbirth empowering, postpartum and the fourth trimester were unexpectedly rough with painful physical recovery from childbirth and breastfeeding issues.

Sruthi Ramesh Bio

Sruthi is from California but has lived in London for 4 years with her husband, cat, and 5 month old son. You can contact him on his Instagram at



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