Lying in an operating theatre, dressed in a hospital gown, Australian mum of four Sarah Toyer describes how she reached down to place her hands on her baby son, Spencer, and welcome him into the world for the very first time.
‘I wanted to share to let other mums know there’s always another way to birth even if you have to have a C-section,’ Mrs Toyer told Daily Mail Australia.
Mrs Toyer, who also has three other children, Jay, Ruby, Wyatt, posted details of her experience to the Facebook page Birth Without Fear, alongside the incredible images which were taken by her husband Joseph,
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‘When I discovered I was pregnant I was determined to have a maternal assisted c-section!’ she wrote.
‘I talked to every midwife, doctor, and surgeon about what I wanted to do, but they all said it would depend on the surgeon on call that day.
‘So, when the day came along we waited eight hours at the hospital, then I was standing there next to the surgeon scrubbing up just as she was,’ she said.
‘Maybe half an hour later I was lying on the operating table watching my son’s head being pulled from my womb.
‘I reached down and put my hands under his arms and lifted the rest of him out of my own body. It was the most incredible thing I have ever done.’
The experience moved Mrs Toyer so much, she urged other women to be firm about the kind of birth they wanted.
‘I highly recommend you stick to your guns about what birth you want!’ she concluded her post. ‘Welcome earth-side baby Spencer.’