Moms and Dads
Jess Wilson Gives Birth to Daughter Philippa Aurora
Sunnies Face Co-Founder Jess Wilson shared her birthing story as well as a photo of her daughter Philippa Aurora.
Sunnies Face Co-Founder and It Girl Jess Wilson gave birth to her daughter, Philippa Aurora, last September 25. In an Instagram post, she wrote that it’s been one week of “overwhelming joy” with their little love finally in their arms.
Several of her family members and friends flooded the post with comments, including her older sister Georgina Wilson, cousins Isabelle Daza, Ava Daza, and Martine Cajucom, actress Iza Calzado, and influencers Camille Co, Mikaela Lagdameo, and Kryz Uy.
The night before Philippa
In a separate post, Jess Wilson shared the full story of her birthing experience.
“She came at 41 weeks. At this point, I was googling if it’s possible to be pregnant forever, ways to start labor, what is the average birth week, the whole shabang,” she wrote.
“By Sunday evening, I started to feel light contractions. I wasn’t sure if it was the real thing. [It] just felt like light period cramps. I decided to walk outside to try to get things going. Had dinner and went to bed, pretty uneventful although I can’t really remember if I slept or not that night. I woke up at 4 AM with stronger cramps. So I got up and went to the bathroom to start timing my contractions. I tried to focus and concentrate on my breath work as the contractions became stronger, repeating my positive birth affirmations as they were coming at 3 minutes intervals. By 5 AM, the pain was starting to become more intense. I woke up Moritz and said it was time to head to the hospital.”
“We checked into the hospital by 5:30 AM. Spent the early morning breathing through contractions and monitoring the baby’s heartbeat. By 9 AM, I had my water broken and the epidural, which allowed me to rest a bit before I was fully dilated at 12 noon. At 12:50, the room quickly filled up with doctors, a ton of nurses, blue sterile pads everywhere, and was told it was time to have this baby.”
“7 minutes later, Philippa was born.”
A positive birth experience
Jess also mentioned that aside from remembering her positive birth experience, she wanted to help others experiencing anxiety and fear of childbirth. “Reading about positive birth stories was also a way I helped prepare myself mentally for what used to be one of my biggest fears,” she said. “Hoping this can help those with anxiety and fear of childbirth.”
Back in June when Jess announced her pregnancy, she had a similar thoughtful message. “It’s an emotional rollercoaster from the day you decide you’re ready to welcome a baby into your life,” she wrote. “More than that, I know how triggering pregnancy announcement posts can be. How people online can make the whole process look so easy and effortless. Some get pregnant just like that, others take a bit longer. But it feels like no one is really talking about the whole thing. Seems like everyone’s just keeping the journey, most of the time a painful one, to themselves. Whether that’s to protect their emotions or because it’s just too taboo to talk about.”
“I hope all the parents-to-be out there who are still on their journey to their baby stay hopeful. Stay positive and know that your baby will come to you at the right time. However hard that is to hear (and no matter how many times people ask you if you’re finally pregnant yet).”
Congratulations to Jess Wilson on the birth of her beautiful daughter!