Woman Delivers Her Own Twins During C-Section

| by Michael Allen

Gerri Wolfe gave birth to her 10th and 11th children on Dec. 22, 2014, via caesarean section.

However, this was not a traditional c-section.

Wolfe actually reached inside herself and delivered twins Matilda and Violet at the John Hunter Hospital in New South Wales, Australian.

Wolfe had experienced four previous c-section deliveries, but wanted this one to be a maternal assisted caesarean.

"My other caesareans were very sterile, very surgical, very impersonal," Wolfe told the Daily Mail Australia.

In a maternal assisted caesarean, the doctors still perform the surgery, but the mother removes the baby, or in this case, babies, from her body.

Her doctor and husband initially objected, but Wolfe recalls saying, "It's my body, it's my birth, it's my baby."

"[The doctor] was quite willing once he realized the risk of infection wasn't as high as he perhaps first thought," added Wolfe. "I came to him and said, 'This is what I need to reclaim my birth, to make it more personal for me, so I can be a good mother.' It was more about making it that much more personal, and for me to have a connection to the birth of my children."

Wolfe had to wear sterile gloves and was not allowed to touch anything or move until the doctors told her to.

"Because of the need for sterility, I had to scrub in with the doctors: soap, scrub, rinse, repeat 5 times," Wolfe told "Hands up, don't touch anything. The doctor then put two sets of long surgical gloves on me and I went back to the bed for my spinal [pain injection]."

"A surgical drape was placed flat on my chest," added Wolfe. "The top set of gloves were removed. I was told quite sternly, not to touch anything except the sterile drape. I had to leave my hands on my chest until told to move them. Then the doctor said, 'Okay… are you ready to meet these babies?'"

Wolfe was able to hold her babies on her chest before their umbilical cords were severed by a doctor.

Sources: Daily Mail Australia,
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