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Australian woman, Gerri Wolfe, 41, reached inside her stomach and delivered her own twins in a caesarean section.Getty Images

An Australian woman has delivered her own twins in a caesarean section.

Gerri Wolfe, 41, said she wanted a change from her previous four traditional C-sections that had been "very sterile, very surgical, very impersonal."

Wolfe recalls being inspired after reading about maternal assisted caesareans online – a procedure in which doctors open the stomach, but the mother pulls her newborn out herself.

Wolfe says her doctor at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, initially hesitated fearing an infection, but later gave the nod after she insisted: "It's my body, it's my birth, it's my baby," reported Mail Online.

"(The doctor) was quite willing once he realized the risk of infection wasn't as high as he perhaps first thought."

During the C-section, Wolfe says she "wasn't allowed to touch anything. I wasn't allowed to move — wasn't allowed to do anything until they had told me. That way I was completely sterile. Then he leaned over to me and went 'Are you ready to meet these babies?'"

After the doctor said "reach down and grab your babies!" Wolfe says she reached inside her stomach and pulled her 10th and 11th babies, Violet and Matilda, to her chest.

"It was more about making it that much more personal, and for me to have a connection to the birth of my children," said Wolfe.