The new mom explains that she was not expecting her child
to arrive so fast!
The new mom explains that she was not expecting her child to arrive so fast!
New mom Sophie Bugg never imagined that she would be giving birth to her daughter Millie on her bathroom floor in the middle of the night – but that’s exactly what happened after she woke up from her sleep to use the bathroom.
The woman explains that just 27 seconds after she entered the bathroom, she called for her partner Chris who had already started seeing the baby crowning. With just one big push later, Millie was born to ecstatic parents at their home in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK.
Shocked mom Sophie says: “She was ridiculously fast! One moment I’m texting my friend on the toilet about needing a poo and seconds later, I’ve got a baby in my arms!”
Going into more detail, Sophie explains: “Actually pushing her out from
when the lady on the phone told me to push only lasted 27 seconds, it was so
fast. I had no pains and my waters hadn’t broken, there was no
realisation I was having her at all. It sounds really crude but it just felt
like I needed to go for a poo.”
Sophie adds: “I had messaged my friend saying I don’t feel great, then put the phone down from where I was sat on the loo and went to get up from the toilet. As I went to lift myself up, my body just got that feeling like I needed to push for a poo. So I sat back down, pushed, and as soon as I did that push, I knew it was not from behind. I put my hand between my legs and her head was completely out. I shouted to my partner for help, went from the toilet to outside my toilet door on the top of the stairs, did one push and she was out. It was four in the morning, it was just so unexpected.”
The birth happened two days before Sophie had booked to be induced, but Millie seemed to have other plans in place.
Sophie adds that her two other children woke up in the
midst of the commotion. “I had my eight-year-old poking her head round her
bedroom door asking 'Mummy, are you OK?' I’m like ‘yeah, I’m OK darling, just
stay in your room for a minute,’” Sophie recalls. “I asked Chris afterwards if
he was alright, and he was like ‘yeah, that was mad!’”
Chris called paramedics shortly after Millie was born and they arrived 12 minutes after the birth occurred. Sophie says that she stayed at the
top of her stairs cradling Millie with the placenta still inside until the paramedics
cut the cord and took mom and child to hospital to be checked.
Luckily, the duo were released hours later with a clean bill of health. Sophie explains that the moment brought her and her husband closer together and made the moment even more special. “It was just me, him and all the kids, so it felt special. It says on Millie’s medical paperwork that she was ‘delivered by Chris spontaneously at home’ so it’s really nice.”
Image courtesy: Sophie Bugg
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