Second birth - C-section. She was breech
Third birth - VBAC ( TENS ) magical ✨
I had prepared for an intense emotional experience in labor, and – as an artist whose muse has always been the piercing beauty in life’s pain – I expected birth to bring forth a new melody for me to write about. You see, I’d lost my song, my hope, my faith…my words had run from my soul. For years, I’d stopped writing. My entire belief system was like a tree uprooted. Expecting fruits from all my toil, I only found dead leaves and dead ends. Expecting treasure in the roots of my years planted in solitude and service, I only found dried out dirt crumbling to the ground. I was shattered, angry, lost. But I prepared for labor to be so transformative, the pain and beauty to be so powerful, and the music so loud that I’d be jolted into the art of words once again.
Ellidy Pullin gives birth to ‘Minnie Alex Pullin’ 16 months after her partner, Chumpy Pullin's death
In October 2021, Ellidy Pullin announced the safe arrival and birth of her child ‘Minnie Alex Pullin’; with late Australian snowboard world champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin.
Ellidy had dreams of a natural, calm environment for Minnie’s grand entrance (and that she did, AND SHE ALSO USED OUR TENS!). Ellidy’s birth story can be listen to via her podcast, Darling Shine! Season 2, Episode 9. Ellidy’s Birth Story!
We, and the world have fallen in love with Ellidy, Minnie, and their bittersweet love story.
Ellidys story can also be watched via 7NEWS Spotlight: Bubba Chump
All of Thursday was spent in the lounge room watching movies with Scott by my side who counted my breaths through every surge (this honestly made getting through them so much easier!) While they stayed 7mins apart, the intensity increased and I was thankful to have my @mamaanditens TENS machine for this stage of labour! By 5pm, my contractions spaced out to 15-20mins apart (which I later found out was the calm before the storm!)