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MAFS' Melissa Rawson reveals she went into labour just 14 hours after receiving her second Pfizer jab

''We had no medical indication that they were coming early.''

By Faye Couros
Married At First Sight couple Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven have shared an insider look into their birth story.
In October, the couple welcomed their twin boys Levi and Tate 10 weeks early, and their babies are still in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) to help them reach term.
Now, new mum Melissa has shared a sneak peek inside their upcoming video to Instagram, dedicated to their experience.
The video began with a black screen and a title that reads: "Having twins 10 weeks premature."
Then the couple appeared seated next to each other with flowers and plants behind them.
Mel spoke first, and she shared, "Definitely wasn't prepared for it. Honestly, we had no medical indication that they were coming early, so it was a very big shock."
In the next chapter called "What Happened To Lead Up To Giving Birth", the mum-of-two revealed that on the advice of her doctor and obstetrician, she received the Pfizer COVID vaccine, and then hours later, went into labour.
"On the afternoon from Friday the 15th, I actually had my second Pfizer jab booked in. I obviously had gone to the doctors, and I had spoken to my obstetrician, and they had all said that you know, it's safe for pregnant women to get their Pfizer jab, but yeah, I had mine done, and 14 hours later, I had gone into labour," She shared.
Next up was the chapter titled "The Birth" where Bryce admitted to his fiancée: "You were so good. I was actually surprised with how well you went."
Watch the couple's teaser video below.
The couple then gave a health update named: "Find Out How The Twins Are Going In NICU."
Luckily, they only had good news to share, and Mel explained: "Levi and Tate are in NICU, so they're in the neonatal intensive care unit, and they're actually doing really, really well.
"I definitely am not as positive as you are [Bryce], but you know they're little fighters. They're little champions."
Finally, they finished their video with a chapter called "What It's Like Being New Parents".
Bryce explained that while their lives have turned upside down, they want to use this experience to help support other parents with premature babies.
"Going from a few weeks ago literally not knowing anything about premature children, and the process of once they're born to getting to getting them to term in-home, to basically knowing a hell of a lot about it now," he began.
"And look, we still have a lot to learn, but at the same time, too, we would like to spread awareness about premature babies and how you can support them and how you can support parents in a similar situation."
At the end of the clip, the spouses-to-be hinted at more to come but didn't reveal when they will drop the full video.
Last week, Bryce shared two videos from his sons' bedside, and told his fans that his brave babies were one step closer to independence from the hospital tubes.
In the first video on his Instagram story, Bryce wore a surgical mask and panned the camera to show Tate lying in his bed and breathing without assistance.
He wrote over the film, "A win for Tate this morning… He's now off his CPAP & breathing all by himself + has had his IV Cannula removed.
"What a little champion!"
Bryce and Melissa's twins are currently in the NICU since they were born 10 weeks early. Instagram
In the following video, Melissa makes an appearance, and she is watching over Levi, who is making similar progress to his brother.
"And now Levi has got the same freedom with his CPAP gone," he began.
"He still has his IV Cannula in as a precaution. Little Legend!"

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