Mum helps deliver own baby via c-section

A Kingscliffe mother has helped deliver her own baby via caesarean section.

Jane Prichard was able to immediately hold her baby to her chest following the maternal-assisted caesar, the first delivery of its kind for the Gold Coast’s John Flynn Hospital. 

“The head was out, and top of the shoulders, and he [the obstetrician] said “Jane, it’s your turn now”,’ Mrs Prichard told Daily Mail Australia.

“I put my hand under Tex’s arms and pulled.

“I had to use a little bit of force, and I pulled him out slowly on to my chest.”

Baby Tex was born at 7.50am on September 23 weighing in at 3.6 kilograms. He was 52 centimeters long.

Tex is Mrs Prichard’s second baby.

She and husband Matthew’s six year old son Jett was also delivered via caesarean, though the first time she laid eyes on him was when he was brought to her wrapped in a towel following the surgery, which was performed behind a curtain. 

Tex’s birth is extra special for Mrs Prichard who suffered four miscarriages and endured multiple rounds of IVF before falling pregnant naturally.

She researched delivery options before the arrival of Tex, and requested a more hands-on experience.


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