From the Grocery Story to Unassisted Home Birth in 15 Minutes

by Birth Without Fear on September 14, 2015

My daughter, Aisha Skye, was born on the 19th of February 2013 weighing in at 8 lbs 11 oz, after an unexpected homebirth.

I had my first daughter, Avalon, two years previously at our local hospital. She was born naturally after a few complications and six hours of active labour and pushing.

I was expecting a similar delivery as my first daughter so I was ready to be “in it for the long haul.” I was in “active” labour with Aisha for a total of two hours. My contractions were never closer than 15 minutes together. I spent most of it in my Mother’s spa bath. I was actually in Woolworths 15 minutes before Aisha was born, getting “supplies ” (reading material, snacks, etc.).

I returned back to Mum’s and jumped straight in the bath after almost pooping my pants in Woolworths. After calling for my sister and Mum and telling them that I needed to poo (while in the bath) they got me out. They placed me on the toilet where I felt my daughters head. Literally seconds passed and my waters popped on the toilet. My sister pulled me up off the toilet. I then placed one leg on the step of the bath and after one push my daughter Aisha was born. My Mum literally had to dive between my legs to catch her. We don’t know the exact time but we guess she was born around 8.23 pm.

The ambulance was called and we were taken to our local hospital. Aisha spent eight days in SCN as she has complications with her breathing and a few other issues. She is now a beautiful 6 month old. We still have a few issues regarding her breathing but she is a trooper and never ceases to amaze me.

Thank you for allowing me to share my story with all Mothers and families alike.

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Jessica September 22, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Wow! This is almost my EXACT same birth story!
I was in labor all day, and when my contracctions were at 10mins, I went to the hospital where my nurse midwife assured me I was most certainly NOT in labor. She advised that I take a few Tylenol PM (ha!) and labor at home a bit since my birth plan was a natural one, without an epidural. So I returned home, and three hours later found myself also having to “poo”… then my story is the exact same! Toilet/poo? (Check.) Baby’s head? (Check.) Baby delivered with one foot is the bathtub? (Check.) My boyfriend can now say that he literally caught our son (like a football) , and our unexpected (and unmedicated) homebirth is one of the best experiences of my life. Mama power!

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