- Mother-to-be Ysis is broadcasting the birth of her daughter live on Facebook
- Her first video post from home this morning was viewed thousands of times
- She updated to say she had arrived at hospital but there are not enough beds
- Ysis and her husband are trying to decide whether to try and push the hospital
A mother-to-be who is broadcasting the birth of her child live on Facebook revealed her fears that the induced labour might not go ahead as there are not enough hospital beds.
Ysis, who lives in Wales, is updating followers of the Channel Mum Facebook page on her progress and has now been induced after battling to get a hospital bed.
Earlier she told viewers that she'd arrived at hospital to be told there weren't enough beds or midwives to care for all the patients.
Dozens of Facebook users responded to the clip, which allows viewers to post their reaction in real time. They urged Ysis to push to be induced at the hospital as planned, with one user saying: 'Stand up for yourself though, kick up a fuss!'
Thankfully, she managed to persuade midwives to induce her and secured a bed and promised to keep followers updated on the progress of her labour.
'Not many contractions going on but I am sure things will kick off in the night,' she said.
'My last induction was 12 hours from beginning to birth. I am hoping this will be even quicker.'
Earlier today, the mother told followers: 'My planned induction is not going as planned. I have been told by the doctors and midwives they do not have enough beds or midwives to care for everybody today which is incredibly frustrating.'
Earlier in the first post recorded from the nursery at the family home Ysis explained she was having an induced labour because the baby was having growth difficulties.
While the doctor at the hosptial told her the baby was still stable, Ysis still had her own concerns as she had developed preeclampsia during her first pregnancy.
Update: Ysis, pictured, told viewers she arrived at hospital only to be told there were not enough beds available and so her induced labour could not go ahead as planned
Doctors were looking into the possibility of transferring Ysis to another hospital but the expectant mother said she and her husband were not sure.
'They are looking into maybe transferring me to another hospital and see what happens... It is just a shame that this has been booked for a week and then you are told you can't be induced because they don't have enough people.'
She continued: 'I don't really know what to do, in terms of fighting this. This was regarded as an urgent situation by my consultant and now I am being told by a doctor I have never seen before this is not urgent.'
Decisions: The mother-to-be and her husband were left in limbo at the end of the clip as they tried to decide whether to be transferred to another hospital or push for the induction
Other mothers posted in solidarity with Ysis, sharing their own stories.
One woman wrote: 'Poor u hunni. I had the same happen to me had to be in at 8am after my bed was booked for a week.'
Another posted: 'Same happened to me. Guess the way you have to look at it is they will always prioritise.'
In her first post before leaving home for the hospital this morning, Ysis said she had been nervous about filming her labour but that the reaction, which she could see in real time, put her mind at ease.
Revealing: Mother-to-be Ysis, pictured, is broadcasting the birth of her daughter on Facebook. She posted her first update this morning before leaving her home in Wales for the hospital
'I was really nervous about doing this Facebook live labour update but it's really, really reassuring actually to see all your comments coming through,' she said.
'I have got just nervous butterflies, not excited ones. Leave a comment below so I can see your stories as well.'
The mother-to-be shared her story with the viewers, saying how much she wished she had been able to watch a similar video when she was pregnant for the first time.
She said: 'I am having a planned induction. It has been planned for about a week. And this is because my baby was measuring a little bit small on my 36 weeks scan.
'I have been having growth scans in this pregnancy. I developed preeclampsia in my last pregnancy towards the end so I also had to have an induction but that was more an emergency induction.'
In another helpful move for other mothers-to-be, Ysis also offered a look inside the bags she was taking to hospital.
Journey: The mother-of-one showed off her baby bump just moments before leaving for hospital. She revealed she was having an induced labour because her baby was a little small
Top tips: Ysis showed viewers what she had packed for her trip to hospital, including this hat worn by her son shortly after he was born. She also has a number of cozy blankets inside
Moving across the room, which appeared to be a nursery, she said: 'This is the changing table there ready with all our baby's clothes.
'That's baby's bag. We have got a few cozy blankets on top, and got my wipes ready, and baby's clothes and hat. This is a very special hat, this is the first hat my son had on him when he was born. So we are keen to get baby girl wearing this hat.'
And while she looked glamorous in front of the cameras, Ysis assured viewers 'this will all be coming off' once she was in hospital.
Before signing off to go and make her son some breakfast, she added: 'I will update you again once we are in hospital and booked in and will let you know exactly what is going on throughout the day and I hope you enjoy following my journey.'
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