15 June 2020
Written by Harrison’s mum, Ebony Mattschoss
My pregnancy was a normal pregnancy with no major issues. At my 38-week check-up they noticed my blood pressure was starting to creep up and after having early onset pre-eclampsia with my first son, they decided it was best to book an induction.
While the induction process wasn’t easy, Harrison was born 7.06pm 15 June 2020. He was put onto my chest but by 6 minutes of life they noticed he was starting to turn mottled in colour and by 12 minutes he was struggling to breathe. He was taken from my arms and put onto oxygen but by 20 minutes of life his stats were deteriorating and they called code blue.
I went from the euphoria of having my baby in my arms, to a room full medical staff, to then being left lying on the delivery table being stitched up by a doctor.