Meet Baxter. Born in 2017, Baxter's first day in the world was a first for more than one reason – it also made his mum, Kirsty, one of the first women in Australia to have a successful pregnancy and birth without a cervix.
In fact, only a handful of Australian women have delivered babies after having their cervix removed due to cervical cancer and Kirsty's doctors had not treated anyone like her before.
It was two years after her surgery that Kirsty fell pregnant naturally. She and her husband Murray were in complete shock.
They'd been told that it would be harder for women to fall pregnant after having their cervix removed, so not to get their hopes up.
So when the good news arrived, their elation was tempered by caution. What would happen from here?
Not only was it unknown for Kirsty, it was also new for the entire high-risk team.
Someone's made a mistake here, it says you don't have a cervix.
When Kirsty heard her doctor say this, she realised they were stepping into the unknown.
She was terrified.
Just to be safe, her healthcare team scheduled weekly scans, put her on bed rest at 25 weeks and got her to spend the last month in hospital.
In the end, it was all worth it.
Baxter was born early because Kirsty wasn’t allowed to labour. Without a cervix to open, having contractions can be dangerous as it can cause tearing or a haemorrhage.
Leaving hospital with a healthy baby, Kirsty couldn't believe it was true.
The first time she went to mothers' group she burst into tears because she felt like she was watching somebody else’s baby.
Could this child really be hers?
After all she had been through?
Baxter, now five years old, is very much her miracle baby.