A first-time mum rushed to the toilet to push out an “agonising” poo only to realise she was giving birth.
Billie Ward didn’t know she was in labour. She had been warned she probably wouldn’t give birth on her due date so thought her tummy pains were a false alarm.
She said: “[The day before the birth] I had a few pains at 5am. There was nothing too abnormal but I’d been having these pains for a few days.
“I was also booked in for a sweep on the day, but the midwife had said ‘oh no, your cervix isn’t favourable. You’ve got to shorten it and you’re not going to have your baby on your due date’.
“At 6pm that night I was having period-type pains, it wasn’t abnormal or anything that concerned me.
“I came downstairs at 3.45am. I was biting down on the sofa because I could feel this pain and genuinely thought it was a poo.”
The 22-year-old had been in pain and straining on the loo for around an hour before calling 999 and finding out she was giving birth.
Source: Linda Ikeji