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.
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.”
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.
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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