Charlie's Story

Posted by Clarissa Primavesi on

Please introduce yourself and your family

I’m Charlie. Married to Kris and we have an almost 12 month old daughter Elijah.


Did you write or discuss a birth preference in preparation?

Yes. My hospital required quite a detailed one to be sent in advance. I was pretty open minded to what ever was better for Elijah. But ideally I wanted minimal handling and not to be laying on a bed 

What type of birth did you have?

Water, just what I planned actually!

Strongest memories?

How freaky it was when she was almost out and I could feel her hair in the water. She came into this world with a speed that she has repeated through her life. Girl doesn’t hang around! So that meant as she was born I scooped her up and was the only one to touch her for 3 glorious hours. (Whilst she began the process of destroying my nipples) 

Best thing you packed in your hospital bag (or used if you were at home)?

Had a super rapid birth bag remained in the car. Home... hot water bottle to warm the cot before I put her down

Anything else you want to share?

Women’s bodies are amazing!

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