Weeks after welcoming her son, Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn is opening up about her scary experience during childbirth.
The 32-year-old took to Instagram to mark two months since she welcomed her baby boy via an "extremely dramatic entrance, just like your mommy. (Except you were very early, and I am always late)." She posted three photos of her holding the baby, one of which included husband Christian Richard.
"Reliving the trauma on Selling Sunset about my birth experience, was one of the most difficult things I have ever done; let alone allowing these very raw, personal moments of my life captured on camera," the realtor explained. "I am not often publicly vulnerable, as I feel the responsibility to put on a brave face, despite still feeling at the time hopeless, terrified, and to this day traumatized. Both myself, and baby Christian are lucky to be alive."
Quinn explained that her water broke on a filming day and she was rushed to the hospital but was already nine centimeters dilated. She was then rushed in to have an emergency C-section due to both her and the baby's heart rates dropping.
"Baby C umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. Baby C was seconds away from not making it. The surgeons didn’t even have time to count their tools before stitching me up as I was flatlining. They ran me through the X-ray machine immediately after surgery to ensure there was no remaining tools left in my body. I am so grateful for the doctors and surgeons that saved BOTH of us," Quinn recalled.
"I thank God everyday for my blessings, and my miracle baby," she added. "Always remember life is too short and grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Let go of what you can, and take chances. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. ❤️❤️🙏🏻.
"With this, I realized that with the responsibility of being a role model, it requires complete authenticity, and I wouldn’t be genuine if I didn’t share my vulnerabilities in the process. That to me is the true definition of being a Boss B***h. ❤️🌟," Quinn concluded.
Fans and friends took to the comments to commend Quinn for sharing her story. "Whoa, what a crazy experience. Brave of you to share Praise the Lord you both were ok 🙏🏻❤️ God is good! You look beautiful," Gretchen Rossi said.
"So so moved and beautiful ❤️ thanks for sharing 💕💕," one fan wrote, while another gushed: "We love you Christine!!!"
Quinn and her husband welcomed their son on May 15. According to a representative at the time, he weighed "6 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 20.5 inches long."
"Welcome Baby C 👶🏼 I could not feel more in love, blessed, and grateful. Words can not express the joy of being a mommy," Quinn shared shortly afterward.
"It was a giant gush of fluid, just like in the movies," she explained at the time. "I wrapped a towel around my waist and off we went to the hospital. Twenty-two minutes later, Baby C was born via emergency c-section performed by Dr. Steve A. Rad."