A Gold Coast mum has described the “incredible” moment she helped deliver her baby during a C-section.
Sarah Toyer was determined to have maternal assisted C-section after giving birth via caesarean for her three other children.
“Many people think ‘why I would get involved when I should leave it to the professionals?’ – but being my last child and knowing I had no choice but to have a C-section. It was the last chance at feeling like I wasn’t robbed of a natural birth,” she told Mamamia.
"My first was an emergency caesarean after a very long labour so subsequent births had to be C-sections for mine and baby's safety."
The 24-year-old says she's thankful the surgeons that made her "dream birth" possible.
"Obviously, there was a lot of talk and explaining risks involved and a lot of explaining how everything would go and the surgeon explained step-by-step how everything would go - so we were both on the same page which was really great," she said.
The mother of four says she was well prepared for what was to come in the delivery room.
"Once they lowered the sheet I got to watch them pull his head and arms out and then she [the obstetrician] said - 'okay now you can reach down'," said Toyer.