Seema was sent back from the hospital twice and was told to come when she was “keeled over” and unable to talk. So she sucked up the pain and kept herself busy, helping her mother-in-law in simple house-hold chores and by watching TV. The whole night passed anxiously but in the morning her husband Venu had to rush her mother-in-law to a casualty-hospital nearby, who unfortunately slipped on the stairs and was bleeding profusely. Seema was all alone in those moments of anxiety but unnerved.
Even though her contractions weren’t five minutes apart, showing great courage she called the doctor at 7:30 A.M and managed to say, “Baby… now!” The doctor who knew her number was way too far to reach her but informed the nursing-home to urgently send the help. Her husband called home to check and with no response from Seema, rushed home anticipating the emergency, Seema dragged herself into the bedroom and held onto the cot to brace herself.
Just as the baby was crowning, the ambulance arrived behind her husband. After couple of pushes, Tanush, Seema’s first son was born on the floor amidst tears of joy.