Farmers are pretty busy blokes, if they're not seeding, its harvest time, if it's not harvest, it's shearing time.

So when is it a good time to have a baby?

Mum-to-be Cathy Paterson from Minnipa on upper Eyre Peninsula is expecting her first baby in November.

"Great, I'm having a harvest baby was probably the first thing that went through my head," she said.

"When you're involved in a farming business there's never a good time because there is always something happening on the farm so you just have to deal with it.

She says she has concerns her partner won't make it to the birth as she's having it in Adelaide which is 4 hours drive away.

"You need someone to abuse when you're in pain."

Tamara Modra from Port Lincoln gave birth to Tessa last harvest and drove to pick up her husband off the header to take her to hospital.

"We didn't realise at the time but Tessa means harvester or gatherer so quite coincidental she's a harvest baby."

She says she was very fortunate that she had her mum who was semi-retired from the farm and a sister that wasn't working that came over for 2 weeks to help.

" Mum was really good because she basically fed and watered Mark for those two weeks." she said.

"That's my word of encouragement to women out there, just to find someone to be in the home with you for the first couple of weeks because it really made my life a lot easier."


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