We’re glad mama and baby are okay! Teen Mom 2 star Javi Marroquin‘s girlfriend Lauren Comeau gave birth to their first child together last week. But their son Eli came a few weeks earlier than Lauren’s expected due date because of a scary pregnancy complication. Now, in an interview with Radar, Lauren and Javi are opening up about the health scare that Lauren went through that led to her being induced three weeks early. Keep scrolling below to find out more about Lauren’s pregnancy complication.
“The doctor — from when Kail was pregnant with Lincoln and then this one — he was doing some stuff like sending her for ultrasounds, stuff that he didn’t have to do with [Lincoln] so I was like, ‘This is weird, I don’t remember doing this,'” Javi said. “So the doctor never told us, ‘Hey, this is a possibility, you might have to be induced.’ And then we were on our way to Atlantic City and the doctor called. It was crazy. So we turned right around and came home. So we had no idea.”
“I had a doctor’s appointment the Wednesday before and he didn’t mention anything about being induced, nothing. The ultrasound was great,” Lauren said. “And then we were driving down to Atlantic City on Friday and she was like, “Hey, just calling to talk about your induction, blah blah blah blah,’ and I was like, ‘My what?!’ She was like, ‘Yeah, you’re being induced. Did no one call to tell you that?’ And I was like, ‘No! When is that happening?'”
“I was sobbing because it’s scary. We think we have three more weeks and then they’re like nope, it’s five days,” she said. “We had so much to do, we had a full weekend, we were supposed to be in Atlantic City two nights and then go to the Eagles game and I had to get my whole family here. So there was a lot of moving parts that we had to do before so it was just overwhelming.”
But Javi said she “rocked” her first labor and delivery.
“I knew Lauren was nervous going into it as far as the labor portion. There was a lot of screaming, I knew she was in pain. But ultimately she pushed through it. She rocked it,” Javi said, and admitted that he cried too during their son’s birth.
“It was not what I expected at all. I didn’t go in there with a birth plan because I didn’t want to set these expectations and then let myself down. So I just went in there and made it through the night,” Lauren explained. “They put me on an IV med because I was nauseous and was puking so they put me on that, which knocked me out. So we got a good first night. We both slept.”
“And then the next morning, I was five centimeters dilated. And so, we tried to push through the contractions and I did for three hours and it was miserable,” she said. “They gave me more IV pain meds but then it kept knocking me out I kept falling asleep between contractions and then wake up in the peak of it. So it was epidural time.”
“During the actual pushing, that was really tough. I was not prepared for that,” she said. “The actual pushing was probably like 30 minutes. It wasn’t terrible but my epidural had worn off by then, they kind of wean you off so you can feel your legs and feel the contractions and know when to push. So it was pretty painful.”