THIS little one’s not even out of the womb yet, but ‘Hopefully born in Emerald’ has already made his, or her, presence felt.
Thirty-four weeks pregnant, and facing the possibility of having to leave Emerald to give birth to the bub due on August 12, mum Mara Rogers is angry at being robbed of choice in her birthing location.
“I went to see the midwives on Monday and they said I could have it in Emerald and I was happy with that, but things have changed since then,” she said.
“It’s just a rollercoaster for all the pregnant mothers in that we don’t really know what is happening.
“We’re all very angry that it’s happened again and we’re all worried about where we’re having our babies because Rocky is going to be very popular and very full.”
Mara said she and her husband Matthew, a builder in Emerald, felt strongly about being together for the birth; a situation that may not be possible if she is forced into going to Rockhampton.
“I do feel strongly about it,” she said.
“I don’t think we should have to travel so many hours to have a baby.
“Charlotte was a very quick labour, so I will have to go to Rockhampton at least two weeks before and if it happens as quickly as before, my husband won’t make it, or maybe he’ll just make it.
“Everything is perfect with this pregnancy, apart from me being very stressed.”
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