Laura Byrne And Matty J Share New Details About Their Complicated Birth Story

Laura Byrne And Matty J Share New Details About Their Complicated Birth Story

by | Oct 14, 2019

One of Laura Byrne’s most admirable qualities? Her ability to keep it real re all things parenting – including when childbirth doesn’t go smoothly. In an interview with Stellar, the 33-year-old explained how she had to ditch the idea of a ‘natural’ labour after her daughter, Marlie Mae, moved into the posterior position at 41 weeks.

“I didn’t get a break. It was just a constant contraction,” she told the publication of being induced. “After about an hour I was like, f**k this. Give me all the drugs. It was like night and day, going from being curled over the bed throwing up in agony to sitting up having a chat. I was so off my rocket.”



The baby’s unusual positioning meant she had become “stuck,” which resulted in a significant drop in her heart rate.

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“They needed to get her out immediately,” Laura continued. “So, there were complications and it wasn’t the easiest of births. But I was just so happy that she was out and in the world that my memory of it is not traumatic.”

On the other hand, Matty J found it incredibly tough not being able to assist in easing his partner’s pain.  

“It was brutal, sitting on the sidelines watching her get belted like that. I’m going, ‘This is not how I thought it would work,’” the 32-year-old added, turning to Byrne:

“I just wanted to help you as best I could. But there is nothing you can really do other than, like, calling a midwife and holding your hand.”

Laura had previously opened up about welcoming her first child to the world on an episode of Life Uncut the podcast she shares with fellow Bachie co-host Brittany Hockley.

“They don’t call it labour for no reason – it is definitely very painful,” she said. “I originally wanted to do a natural birth but I ended up having to opt for an epidural because I couldn’t manage my pain expectations.”

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