Mum claims boyfriend left hospital minutes after 'traumatic' birth to have his phone fixed
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A mum-of-five claims her boyfriend left hospital to get a phone screen repair just minutes after the birth of his daughter.
Erinjade Rand from Sydney underwent a 'surreal' birth after her youngest daughter, now aged one, was delivered with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, leaving her unable to breathe properly. Thankfully doctors were able to quickly resolve the worrying situation.
Just 'minutes' after her daughter, Reynah, was ok, her partner then decided to leave to get his cracked screen repaired, she claims.
The 31-year-old social worker ended up going viral after recalling her bizarre experience on TikTok.
Erinjade explained: "I'd just given birth in the birthing pool. The staff were attending to my daughter and I'd just got back on the bed when he said he was going to get his phone fixed.
"The birth itself was extremely traumatic and surreal. Reynah had come out with the cord wrapped around her neck, so I had to keep her under the water which was scary.
"There were alarms going off, she was staring at me completely blue not making any noise.
"During this time my partner was filming it while I looked scared for my life."
She continued: "He cut the cord. She had no oxygen, so they were trying to get her to breathe.
"I was still in the bath left unattended without my partner comforting me.
"He was still filming at this point and I was looking around thinking 'am I really here?'
"It felt so surreal but thankfully they got Reynah breathing. The midwife helped me out of the bath and into bed and I gave birth to the placenta.
"At this point my partner said he was going to take his phone to be repaired.
"I think I probably just nodded at the time, in complete shock at everything that had just happened.
"All my kids were birthed naturally in the water and I've never had an experience like I did with Reynah. It was absolutely awful."
The mother questioned: "It was just completely unnecessary. Why would you need to get your phone fixed just after the birth of your daughter?
"It doesn't seem surprising to me though, he always loved prioritising pretty much anything he could over me.
"After the birth and all the chaos of the relationship, we decided to have couples therapy.
"In the session we were asked to say what was at the top of our priorities and for me I said it was my kids' happiness that meant the most.
"My partner said basketball was the top of his, and even when the question was explained to him, he still said basketball.
"The therapist said he was a narcissist, which he didn't like whatsoever but thankfully those sessions made me see it all so clearly."
The couple are now believed to be separated.
Erinjade's ex-boyfriend claimed: "I didn't leave Erinjade after she gave birth to Reynah.
"When she went into labour, I asked for her permission to go and get my phone fixed.
"This is because I wanted to get photos of my daughter when she was born, and I was out for no longer than ten minutes.
"Then she gave birth to my beautiful daughter Reynah and got heaps of photos too."