As parents we all love hearing birth stories. This was one of my driving reasons to publish as many twin and triplet birth stories on the Twinfo blog that I could. However, reading about it is one thing, watching it unfold in front of you is another. Which is the reason why over 484,000 people nationally are tuning in to watch Channel 10’s new factual series, One Born Every Minute Australia.
One Born Every Minute Australia is based on the UK version, and it takes us right into the birth units, via 60 high tech cameras, at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital. I was honoured that Channel 10 asked me to interview Bianca, one of the participants. Bianca and her husband Daniel, appear in episode 5 of the show where we follow the birth of their twins.
About Bianca and her family
At the time of speaking to Bianca, which was a week before the episode was aired, Bianca’s twins, Hunter and Brooklyn, had just turned 3 months old. Being a twin mum myself, the first question I asked her was how was SHE? And how were the babies sleeping? Bianca thought she was “doing OK” and that thankfully her boy twin, Hunter, was generally sleeping though the night. Brooklyn, however wants a few more extra cuddles from Mum, but she is close to sleeping though.
Which is lucky, as Bianca has three other children. She has an 8 year old, who lives in Sydney with her Dad, and 4 year old Mackenzie whose dad passed away when she was six weeks old. Bianca and Daniel also have Peyton, who was born last August, and now they have the twins. Payton was only 4 months old when they found out they were expecting twins. To further complicate things, when Bianca and Daniel were 7 weeks pregnant with twins they were given the devastating news that 4 year old Mackenzie had Leukaemia.
Personally, I cannot wait to watch Episode 5, and I’m thrilled to share my chat with Bianca with you.Continue Reading →