Mum right at home with her first birth
By BREE PRICE
LITTLE Jayden Binder sleeps, blissfully unaware of his amazing entry into the world early on Monday morning.
Jayden, the first child for Ally and Jason Binder, was delivered by Ally herself as she lay on the bed in her Lennox Head home, three minutes after her waters broke.
He arrived before the ambulance while Jason was banging on his neighbour's front door for help.
"I didn't have time to be scared," 25-year-old Ally said.
"My body took over and told me what to do.
"All of a sudden I got the urge to push.
"It was fast and furious. I was shocked and amazed."
Ally said her contractions started at about 3am, but she had been expecting a long labour.
"I was saying I can't do this, I've got 12 hours ahead of me," she said.
"At about 4am we rang Lismore Base hospital. I had a shower and rang my mum.
"My waters broke at 6.02am and three minutes later he came out."
Jason, 34, said he ran to get their neighbour ? an experienced mum, also named Ally ? as the baby's head starting crowning.
"I bolted over and banged on Ally's door. I think I nearly would have broken the door down," he said.
"I raced back and, as soon as I ran through the doorway, I heard the baby crying."
Neighbour Ally said the first thing the new mum said when they rushed in made her smile.
"She said 'Ally, is he cute?'"
Jason said cutting the umbilical cord when the ambulance arrived a short time later was a moving experience.
"I was overwhelmed when I cut it," he said.
"We had tied it off with pink knitting wool because we couldn't find anything else and it was next to the bed.
"It was all pretty calm. We were just buzzing."
Jason said they had planned everything for their new arrival, but were missing one thing.
"We had all the bags set months before," he said.
"Time was all we didn't have."
Ally said they had plans to extend their family in the not-too-distant future and had heard Jayden's arrival might be outdone.
"The next one could be even quicker," she said.