An expecting mum has had to drive herself to hospital to give birth, after her husband’s celebratory drinks turned into an all-night bender.

And here’s the kicker – he knew his wife was giving birth the next day, because she was having a planned c-section.

Pauline shared her story on KIIS 101.1’s Will & Woody show, after they called out for listeners to share their stories detailing the worst things their partners have done when they’ve been close to giving birth. And Pauline’s story took the cake!

She explained that her c-section was booked for the next morning, so the birth of their baby was no surprise to her or her husband. But his friends decided to wet the baby’s head a little early.

“He knew we were booked in for the caesarean, we had to be at hospital from about 7 o’clock in the morning. All his mates took him out for a drink the night before and into the morning. So it was about 2.30 in the morning.”

But that’s not where the bender ended. Pauline’s husband ended up making a new mate on the way home from the night out, and they kicked on together.

“He gets a taxi home, tells the taxi driver that we’re having a baby the next day. So the taxi driver’s like, “Well, I’m ending my shift, I’ll take you out for a beer”. So the random taxi driver takes my husband out for a beer. We lived opposite a pub in Newcastle. So they went across the road to the pub for more than one beer mind you. Gets home at about 3.30 in the morning.”

She was then asked by the show’s hosts if her husband went with her to the hospital. Her answer?

“Yeah, but I had to drive, but yes he did.”

Ouch! Do you have a similar story about the worst thing your partner did just before you gave birth? We’d love to hear it, share it in the comments below!

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  • Wow – very irresponsible when you have a definite date for birth. Do hope he didn’t then proceed to throw up while in the delivery room as she says he went with her!

    • Very upsetting and irresponsible indeed !


  • Id be livid. Luckily she was able to drive and make it there


  • Yes! I had to phone a friend to take me in to the hospital. I left a note on the kitchen bench for my husband and I saw him the next day. Our baby was 9 weeks early, but I was still not very happy that he wasn’t with me to take me in.


  • Wow I would be so mad! She seems like a better person then me and handled the situation quite calmly.


  • Ooh, that’s not okay. I would have been furious. How ridiculous that ‘wetting of the head’ still exists in this day and age. It’s such a ridiculous male thing to do. I hope this is not an example of how he’s going to be as a father.


  • At least she didn’t go into labour and I imagine it happens more often than we like to admit!


  • I’m scared to read the comments because I bet this is more common that we realize


  • My brother in law did that to his wife. They were a week away from baby #2 but everyone knew she will go early cause she started to get slight contractions & had bit of show. They had a party to go to the jext night, knowing very well anytime she will pop.
    Instead of just having 1 or 2 causal dronks, he got sloshed… Well 3hrs into the party and her water broke.
    Her being so modest & humble, refused to have anyone elae drive. So she drove herself back home (45mins away, since fwy was closed that night for roadworks) as they forgot to pack hospital bag, then drive her self to hospital emergency which wad another 30mins. They nearly turned her away due to full hospital when they realised BIL was intoxicated & so they had to admit her. 30mins later, baby was out.
    It is very selfish & thoughtless anyone could do that to their love ones, especially heavy pregnant. Its a disappointing and unfair.


  • I can’t believe he could be so irresponsible but maybe he was nervous and wasn’t thinking straight. I think he’s going to find this very hard to live it down and will be doing a lot of grovelling for a while. At least he was there for the birth.


  • So irresponsible! I love listening to Will & Woody.


  • That sounds pretty selfish


  • It might have been better/safer if she would have taken a taxi and presented hubby with the bill.


  • I hope he feels at least a little bit sheepish.


  • Wow i would have been utterly angry!


  • Wow I would have been so angry with my husband if he did that
    I would have felt like he let me down and wasn’t ready to have a baby
    There are plenty of people I know that have benders as parents it’s definitely not your last night of freedom
    Having a child is a big responsibility but it’s not the end of your life


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