January 13, 2017


Teenager was home alone when she went into labour, without even knowing she was pregnant.

Emma Crofts-Wilson, 19, started experiencing what she thought were just intense stomach pains one day. A few hours later, her daughter was born on the kitchen floor, reports 7 news.

Doctors estimate that she was 39 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Hannah-Marie Teira, now 11 months.

Emma started experiencing stomach aches the night before but ignored it and went to sleep. The next day, the pain was still there so she took some Panadol.

Medication didn’t help and, at one point, she felt the urge to push.

It was as she laid on the kitchen floor and saw her baby’s head that Emma realised she was in labour.

“I didn’t know what was happening. I just felt a major stinging feeling and when I looked down I saw a head,” she recalls.

“I was in complete shock and didn’t know what to think, but I managed to cut her umbilical cord with a pair of kitchen scissors and wrapped her in a towel.

“Then I tried to clean up all the blood.”

Emma still lives with her parents and younger sister. Once she finished giving birth, she texted her mum: “Please don’t be mad or angry, but I’ve just had a baby. I don’t know what to do”.

Her family rushed home to be by her side and Emma was taken to hospital where both she and little Hannah-Marie were declared healthy.

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  • I know a Mum who had some bleeding all the way through both pregnancies, after which she had a hysterectomy. Another Mum I know had a 2nd baby (a girl) but got suspicious she may be pregnant as she felt exceptionally tired for a few weeks despite getting her normal amount of sleep and it getting progressively worse. She has an ongoing thyroid problem. She was 14 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed.


  • It amazes me that someone wouldn’t know they were pregnant, I know it happens but the babies wiggle and squirm, must have been one heck of a tin of baked beans to think it was wind


  • Wow. What an amazing story. Glad mum and bub are healthy and supported.


  • Thank goodness this girl had a loving family that supported her.
    Imagine telling friends and family


  • An amazing story,wishing her and her family all the best!


  • A big and quick adjustment for this young family. These cases do happen, particularly if women have a history of menstrual difficulties.

    • Hope they all adjust to being a family and all goes well.


  • No matter how many times I read if these stories, I’m still shocked, it’s unbelievable. But it happens. Massive life adjustment in minutes


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