It required psychological counselling and training to do, but Sarah was determined. Donned in scrubs with freshly sterilised hands, the mother reached into her own womb and lifted out her newborn baby onto her chest.
Speaking to A Current Affair, Sarah said a maternal-assisted birth was always an attractive option to her. "Why wouldn't you want to be the one that pulls the baby from your womb?" Ms Downs said.
"A couple of pushes on the stomach and the head was out and that was all done by the obstetrician. Then I pulled her up to my chest. I was so excited to meet her, you know. I just had this whole rush of emotions going through me."