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60 Minutes Ally Langdon Opens Up About Her Traumatic Birthing Experience

60 Minutes star Ally Langdon has opened up about her son Mack’s traumatic birth in January.

Ally, 37, went through 32 hours of labour and when Mack entered the world he was pale and unresponsive.

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“They [babies] are so helpless, so defenceless and tiny,” Ally tells Australian Women’s Weekly.

“And then they look up at you … the love that you feel for this little human being. I just wanted to hold him in my arms.”

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Ally reveals she and her husband Mike Willesee couldn’t hold their newborn at first as he lay in the hospital’s postnatal care unit because of the tubes he had in his tiny body.

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“I would wheel Ally into the special care nursery,” Mike, 49, says.

“And when she saw our baby lying there in his crib with a heating lamp and attached to an oxygen mask and feeding tubes, she would just burst into tears.”

In a previous interview with 9Honey, Mike said of his son: “He had a traumatic entrance into this world but he’s a fighter and he’s strong.”

What an awful ordeal to go through, we’re glad little Mack has pulled through and is doing well.

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Meanwhile, Carrie Bickmore recently opened up having counselling after having a traumatic labour with her son.

If you experienced a traumatic birth and want support, help is out there. You can call Post Natal Depression and Anxiety (PANDA) on 1300 726 306 to speak to a counsellor.

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