The Block's Sarah-Jane reveals traumatic birth story: 'Thought I was dying'

"I actually thought I was dying… I thought, 'I can't do this'."

The Block star Sarah-Jane Callea has revealed on her podcast with fellow former Block star Rachel Carr that her first time giving birth was quite traumatic.

The reality star shared the story on I Just Can't with SJ & Rach, after Rach shared that her first time giving birth was a "beautiful experience".

The Block's Sarah-Jane and Tom
The Block's Sarah-Jane has shared her traumatic birth story, revealing she thought she was 'dying'. Photo: Instagram/sarahjane91__

"It was all very peaceful. Everleigh ended up being born, they put her on my chest, it was the most beautiful thing," Rachel shared. "I barely felt a thing, I had a Vegemite scroll at one point, we had Ed Sheeran playing… hence why that led me into a false sense of loving labour. Don't worry, it all went downhill."

The reality star continued, "With Mila, they put the epidural in… and Ryan fainted."


Sarah-Jane, who is currently pregnant with her second child, shared that she is getting nervous to give birth as it was tough the first time for her.

"I was in so much pain, I was in so much discomfort… I was on all fours of the shower, screaming. I actually thought I was dying… I thought, 'I can't do this'," she said.

Rachel Carr and her family
Rachel Carr revealed she had one great labour, but it went downhill with her second and third kids. Photo: Instagram/rachelcarr_

Sarah-Jane and her husband Tom announced they're expecting their second baby in April, taking to Instagram to share a video of herself with a positive pregnancy test, as well as a clip from an ultrasound and video of Tom sharing his excitement at becoming a father of two.

The pair's daughter Cleo, two, also excitedly told the camera that the baby is in "mummy's tummy".

"So excited to announce Baby Calleja no.2 is incoming October 2023. We feel so blessed and we are already so in love," the pair wrote on Instagram.

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