Never in her wildest dreams did Tenille Smith think she’d actually go into labour at Taylor Swift’s first Melbourne concert last Friday night.

Having been through labour before with her 19 month-old son Sawyer, she thought she was just having Braxton Hicks contractions as she prepared to head to the MCG. So she got dressed up, complete with cowboy boots and headed to the mammoth event with her friends.

Woman goes into labour at Taylor Swift concert

At almost 40 weeks, the mum was thrilled she’d actually made it to the concert. But halfway through, she realised she was having actual contractions.

“They started getting quite close and I was sort of in denial,” Tenille told Sunrise. “The Folklore Era came on and that was sort of an opportunity to sit down so that’s when I texted my husband saying he’s gonna have to pick me up after the concert and we’re gonna have to head in.”

She tried to hide what was happening, but her friends eventually caught on.

“I kind had a poker face but I think they could see it pretty bad. And I just said I’m gonna have to leave straight away there’s no chance I’m catching public transport and having the baby on there.”

Her husband Josh managed to get to her at 11pm, but she didn’t want to go straight to the hospital.

“She didn’t really fill me in on all the details, but once I got there I realised she was in labour and I didn’t bring anything with me. I wanted to take her to the hospital but she didn’t want to go in her cowboy boots so had to make a quick dash home and then just got there in the nick of time.”

Baby Sloane was born at 1.20am, with the couple arriving at the hospital just in time.

“Looking back, we only just made it. Twenty minutes later, definitely a swift exit.”

Tenille says her daughter has continued to party after her first concert.

“She’s a firecracker, I think she’s still recovering from the concert.”

Woman goes into labour at Taylor Swift concert

Baby Sloane will forever have a reminder of her fearless entry into the world, thanks to her middle name.

“The middle name is Tayla. It’s actually is my middle name, so boy or girl, it was always going to be. But now there’s a better story behind it and something for her 21st.”

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  • What an amazing mum! The sheer will power to keep going while in labour is amazing!


  • Congratulations on your baby and also to your husband managing to get into the venue and collect you so quickly. So pleased everything turned out OK for you. Cheers


  • Talk about a Super-mum. I can’t believe you danced through the contractions. She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations


  • Wow!!! Congratulations!


  • Talk about super mum! How did she ever handle the pain!


  • What a cool memory she will have. Lol why did the husband not bring the bag when she said she was in labour ????


  • That’d be a great story for a 21st lol. Good on you mumma!


  • Wow! What an amazing story for her daughter to learn when she’s older. And that’s committment to Taylor Swift!


  • Wow, what a crazy story. Hopefully it wasn’t too much of a mess around her for other concert goers. I’ve stood in someone’s drink at a concert, would never think its something else hahah


  • A story that will be told so many times over and over. Swift craziness has certainly swept through Australia.
    Congratulations to the parents.


  • Wow that amazing. Lucky she made it in time. Another lady at the Pink concert was also having a baby.


  • Well done mumma, a night to remember thats for sure!


  • Congrats mumma! You’ll be glad to not have delivered at the concert! Ha ha! That’ll be a story to tell her for the rest of her life anyway.


  • I have to admit, the cost of those tickets, I wouldn’t give up easily either!


  • Cutting it fine but all good in the end.


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