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A mum who gave birth to her daughter on the kitchen floor is being hailed as a super-mum for delivering her own baby.

The Daily Mail reports, Brisbane resident, Krissy Butler, went into labour two weeks early while she was on her own preparing to get to hospital.  Before she was able to pack anything, Krissy was giving birth to her second child Sophie on the kitchen floor, a sister for her son Charlie – after a mere 35 minutes of labour.

“I guess it’s just instinct as you’re labouring that the baby is going to come out, you just catch it,’ said Krissy of the birth.

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Krissy’s mother Maryanne Wallace was travelling to Krissy’s home when she went into labour.  By the time Maryanne had arrived to her daughter’s home to find she had a new granddaughter:

“I cut the cord”, Mrs Wallace proudly revealed to the Daily Mail.  “When the time came I was the one that was on hand, so I cut the cord.”

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Maryanne told the Brisbane Times she wasn’t expecting her daughter to give birth so quickly:

“She had a very long labour the first time with Charlie and I thought it was going to be a long afternoon so I stopped at the shop and bought us some treats and I brought along some nail polish because I thought I would give her a pedicure to pass the time, but we didn’t get to do any of that.”

According to the Daily Mail, Krissy called 000 as baby Sophie was born.  The paramedics who attended to Krissy and baby Sophie after the birth and transported them both to hospital were properly introduced to the little bub they assisted two weeks ago.

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Sophie was one of 100 Queensland babies who this year made an unexpected arrival at home, without any medical assistance or complications.

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  • My first two wouldn’t have made it at home, but with my third I probably could’ve. Glad it worked out perfectly!

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  • so pleased it all went smoothly for her.

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  • Stories like this help me not be so scared of childbirth – if someone can do it at home alone without any complications then I’m sure I’ll be fine in a hospital with assistance. Well done mumma :-)

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  • I actually fear this happening to me on e day! But it’s comforting to hear people deliver unexpected babies at home a few they’re fine. What a story to tell their child and what amazing calm actions!

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  • well done!!! i think id be extremely scared if i had a speedy labour.

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  • Wow… what a scary experience but she handled it like a pro…
    I can imagine it would be a complete shock for anyone who experiences a labour like this.

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  • my gosh what a tale to tell! glad it all worked out

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  • my first born was born in 13 minutes and I had him in the retirement home where my now deceased nana lived. Quick delivery alright

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  • Congratulations, I’m glad you are both OK.
    Awhile ago I heard of a lady who was shopping in a Supermarketdoing her weekly shopping and buy some extras as they thought her baby was due in about 3 weeks. She had a backache but thought nothing of it as she was prone to them. Suddenly her waters broke and she realised she was in labour. Fortunately there was some off duty medical staff nearby and some of the staff had first aid training. However, the birth went smoothly, but at least the Mum had some support during the birth and afterwards until the Ambulance arrived. There was so much excitement that the Store Manager forgot to get the lady’s name. Eventually she came back into the store when there were staff on that recognised her. They gave her gift vouchers to buiy what she needed for the baby.


    • oh wow! that would have been good luck for the store! a new baby!

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  • Really amazing! What a special story for Sophie to share when she grows up.

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  • wow what a great story to tell their daughter when she is older, how lucky was grandma to cut the cord. So happy that all are well after the birth – congratulations!

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  • I guess you just do what you’ve gotta do, but I’m so glad I’ve never faced this situation.


    • I agree with you – would have been quite scary.

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  • Wow. Glad it all turned out well. Such a brave lady

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  • Mums really are pretty incredible – congrats to them!

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  • Wow what an experience she had!

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