Lisa Wilkinson has opened up about her experience giving birth and the toll having a caesarean section took on her.
Following a segment on The Project on Wednesday night about new mothers who had difficult births suffering from PTSD, the 58-year-old reflected upon her experience giving birth to her first child.
Explaining when she was in her “very first birthing class” with her husband Pete FitzSimmons, the midwife told everyone that “one in four of you will have a caesarean”.
“I remember looking around and thinking, ‘Gee, I wonder who’ll have that?'” she explained.
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Little did she know it would be her in that situation.
“And guess who had a caesarean, 26-hour labour, emergency caesar, knocked out with a general anaesthetic?” Lisa said. “It took me six months before I felt normal again.”
“Emotionally?” co-host Waleed Aly asked Lisa.
“In every single way,” the mum-of-three admitted. “There’s so much about it you don’t anticipate, but talking about it and sharing those experiences is so important.
“It makes all the difference.”
Lisa and husband Pete have three children together – Jake, 23, Louis, 21 and 20-year-old Billi.
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