BAB FILES: Mum's difficult labour worth the pain
EVEN before being born baby Samuel decided he wanted to be different.
Mum Narelle Binns went into labour about 1am after waking up and feeling pains.
At first she wasn't sure if the labour was starting but about an hour later when a major contraction hit she decided it was time to go to the hospital.
"I pulled my husband's hair to wake him up," Narelle said.
"Sometimes he is hard to wake up so it was the easiest way."
But unlike the births of her other three children, it wasn't smooth sailing.
At first, Samuel was in a posterior position, meaning his spine and head was down facing Narelle's abdomen.
He then turned again and was born transverse or in a sideways position.
"It was extremely painful," Narelle said.
"And he was our biggest baby yet, so I felt every minute of it."
Narelle opted to go through the birth without pain killers, expecting her fourth to follow the trend where each birth became a little bit easier.
"I was concerned because he wasn't crowning," she said.
"I didn't feel him turn but the midwife, who was putting a clip on his head to check his temperature, could see.
"When he wasn't crowning they brought the doctor in to see and that's when he decided to crown."
Despite the difficulties during the labour, Narelle said baby Samuel was "chilled out" and only cried when he needed food or changing.
"The kids are awesome with him. They take it in turns to give him a little cuddle and we're all settling into our new lives," she said.
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