Mum reveals she “napped” her way through childbirth after pain relief knocked her out.
Alice Payne, 23, closed her eyes whilst lying in her hospital bed, and woke up an hour later to find that she had almost completely given birth, shares The Sun.
The new mum gave birth to baby, Phillip, as she slept on December 18.
After being medically induced, astounded doctors told how they watched in amazement as she slept throughout the ordeal.
Alice and her husband John, a security worker, told how they were relieved at the healthy birth of 6lb Phillip, who was arriving just as Alice woke up from her kip.
She said: “Because the contraction monitor wasn’t reading me properly, doctors didn’t realise that I was as far along as I actually was.
“So I was given some drugs to let me nap for a couple of hours, but thirty minutes later they realised I was ready to push.”
Alice says she was “completely out of it” as she gave birth.
Alice’s doctors were worried that she was too relaxed to push and would need an emergency C-section.
With just 10 minutes of the birth to go, Alice woke up, before finishing the job – and then going back to sleep for two more hours.
She says: “I remember a nurse trying to put Philip in my arms, but I was going to sleep again, only to wake up two hours later to properly meet my son.
“Though I’m pleased I missed the pain of labour, I do wish I had been more present for my first baby‘s birth.
“Now when he’s older and asks me, I’ll have to tell him I nodded off.”
Oh wow! I would be fairly disappointed too. Sounds like she was fairly out of it.
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