Channel 7 presenter Liz Cantor lifts newborn out of uterus during caesarean

Channel 7 presenter Liz Cantor gives birth to daughter Sky and reveals she lifted the newborn out of her uterus during maternally assisted caesarean

Liz Cantor welcomed her third child, baby girl Sky Lysaught, on September 30 at the Pindara Private Hospital on the Gold Coast. 

The Gold Coast Channel 7 presenter, 39, made the announcement on Saturday alongside a video of her two boys, Fin, four, and Kit, five, holding the newborn. 

Cantor revealed to The Courier Mail on Thursday her baby was born via a maternally assisted caesarean where she lifted Sky out of her uterus herself. 

Liz Cantor, 39, (pictured) welcomed her third child, baby girl Sky Lysaught, on September 30 at the Pindara Private Hospital on the Gold Coast

‘It happens very quickly. The obstetrician opens you up, your waters are broken and basically immediately he had my hands and said, “I’m putting your hands in your uterus and you’ll feel her head,”‘ she said.

‘I thought that would be overwhelming but once I felt her and had that physical touch, it was really calming and very comforting.

‘That was an incredibly special experience and I’m so lucky to have lived it.’

The Gold Coast Channel 7 presenter made the announcement on Saturday alongside a video of her two boys, Fin, four, and Kit, five, holding the newborn. Pictured Liz's husband Ryan and children

The Gold Coast Channel 7 presenter made the announcement on Saturday alongside a video of her two boys, Fin, four, and Kit, five, holding the newborn. Pictured Liz’s husband Ryan and children

Liz said she opted for the unusual procedure because the birth of her second child was so ‘traumatic’ and left her with severe ‘panic attacks’. 

As the journalist went into labour with Fin, her uterus ruptured, causing unimaginable pain which left her with crippling panic attacks for months. 

The episodes were triggered by bright lights and high-speed driving with some leading to a temporary loss of vision while she was driving 110kms/hr. 

Cantor told The Courier Mail on Thursday her baby was born via a maternally assisted caesarean in which she lifted Sky out of her uterus herself

Cantor told The Courier Mail on Thursday her baby was born via a maternally assisted caesarean in which she lifted Sky out of her uterus herself

It was after this moment she realised something was wrong and decided to seek help, believing she needed a brain scan. 

Liz said it wasn’t until she spoke with her general practitioner and psychologist that she made the connection. 

The presenter was suffering severe physical reactions to the trauma she experienced in the birthing bed.  

Liz said she opted for the unusual procedure because the birth of her second child was so 'traumatic' and left her with severe 'panic attacks'

Liz said she opted for the unusual procedure because the birth of her second child was so ‘traumatic’ and left her with severe ‘panic attacks’

As the journalist went into labour with Fin, her uterus ruptured, causing unimaginable pain which left her with crippling panic attacks for months

As the journalist went into labour with Fin, her uterus ruptured, causing unimaginable pain which left her with crippling panic attacks for months

She admitted she was ‘quite anxious’ with the impending birth of Sky but felt she had healed enough to cope with having another child ‘in the best way possible’. 

The reporter, who shares her three children with husband Ryan Lysaught, was overjoyed by the birthing experience with her baby daughter.

Liz said it was ‘enjoyable, which is a crazy thing to say about birth and surgery’, before assuring she is ‘grateful’ and ‘excited for this next chapter’.  

The reporter, who shares her three children with husband Ryan Lysaught, was overjoyed by the birthing experience with her baby daughter (Liz pictured here during each of her pregnancies)

The reporter, who shares her three children with husband Ryan Lysaught, was overjoyed by the birthing experience with her baby daughter (Liz pictured here during each of her pregnancies)