Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch announces birth of baby boy after delivering her second child ALONE in hospital during pandemic
The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch has welcomed a baby boy with husband Winston Beigel.
Announcing the happy news on social media on Monday the 39-year-old actress paid tribute to medical staff working on the front lines in hospitals, while also revealing she was forced to give birth alone in hospital because of coronavirus restrictions.
On Instagram, Melissa wrote: ‘I am incredibly thankful and overjoyed to announce the birth of our son, Brooks Rauch, who we just welcomed into the world and directly into our hearts.
Melissa Rauch has welcomed a baby boy with husband Winston and has described her experience giving birth alone amid the coronavirus pandemic
‘His arrival was made possible, in no small part, by the front line heroes – the nurses and doctors who show up each day to make sure that life keeps marching forward, regardless of the circumstances.
‘Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have this baby boy join our family, but to say that it is a surreal time to be bringing life into the world is an understatement.
‘Given that, I wanted to share some thoughts with other expectant mothers or “Pandemamamas” – as I like to call us – who are navigating these uncharted waters.
‘As I’ve previously shared, I am no stranger to loss on the road to motherhood – so to those dealing with infertility or grieving a loss, please know you are in my heart and I’m sending you so much love’
Melissa directed her followers to her piece for Glamour which documents her birth experience after being forced to give birth in hospital without her husband by her side.
‘All I wanted was someone holding my hand, and by my side, ‘ she wrote.
‘Although the hospital I was delivering at did allow birth partners, my husband had to stay home with our daughter since our original plan of having family come to town—as well as our back-up plans—were no longer options due to COVID-19.’
Melissa described her fears in the weeks leading up to the birth of her second child.
‘The anxiety over giving birth without an advocate and support system in tow, compounded with the exposure concerns of walking into a hospital during a pandemic, were a lot to process.
‘So, I tried my best to prepare for a scenario I never thought I’d face: Filling my hospital bag with disinfecting wipes and practicing labor breathing in a mask like I was training for a dystopian marathon.’