A 22-year-old mother is currently viral on the internet right now after they gave birth to their kid in a bathroom after pushing out what she thought was poop.
Yep, that happened.
Images that were shared on social media right now shows Billie Ward, the mother, relieved after giving birth in her bathroom at her house.
Medics could be seen checking over her newborn baby in the back.
After going to the bathroom, she realized that she was experiencing pain.
The woman was in pain for 1 hour and she ended up calling 999.
When the authorities arrived, she was told that she was likely in labor.
The mother shared the news to urge other mothers to listen to their bodies and go to the hospital just to make sure they are alright.
The incident happened in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
Talking about the incident, Billie said:
I called 999 and said ‘I’m really sorry to ring you. I’m due to give birth but I do think it might be a poo’. The call handler just said ‘you’re going to have to get off the toilet because I don’t think it’s going to be a poo’. I was going to the toilet, being sick and trying to push this poo out. My mum took so many photos. There’s some where I’m thinking ‘oh my god, what is happening? This is not a poo, this is a baby’. My message [to other mums] would be ‘listen to your body’. Your body is doing what it’s meant to do. It will take over. People get so overwhelmed but your body is an amazing thing. Let it take its course. Don’t go to hospital too early – but definitely don’t leave it too late. It’s a mess you don’t want to be cleaning up. The number of towels we went through was insane. It was the most amazing experience of my life – so much so I’m planning a second home birth. It’s a good story to tell when Arete’s older.
Billie, who is now a mother, was told that she will be giving birth in February this year.
On January 22 this year, the mother started to get pains and during the night, the pain was getting worse.
The woman called the maternity unit, but her waters had not broken, so she decided to stay inside her house.
At around 3:45 am on that day, she went to the bathroom thinking that she needed to poop.
Recalling the moment, she said:
I came downstairs at 3.45am. I was biting down on the sofa because I could feel this pain and genuinely thought it was a poo. By this point, no waters had broken. Every time I pushed, I thought ‘I don’t know what that was’. I’d never had a baby. She came out in her sack and my waters didn’t break. That’s why I couldn’t understand why it didn’t feel like a head. I got in the bath around 4am and I realised I was bleeding a bit.
After realizing that something was wrong, she knew she needed to call for help.
The mother called for an ambulance, but despite calling, she was still not sure if she was in full labor.
The mother said that she was told by call handlers that she could go for it if she needed to push.
The mother continued:
I rang 999 at 4.45am, it was not okay. I was biting down and scratching myself because I was in so much pain. My mum had four C-sections so she’d never had a contraction either. I said to the ambulance woman ‘I’m not sure, this could be a poo. But I’m in a lot of pain’. My husband [Josh] said ‘do you want me to take you to hospital?’ They said ‘let her stay at home where she is’. It’s not great living in the middle of nowhere. My husband rang my mum and said ‘I think she’s giving birth’ and she rushed over. Luckily, she only lives down the road so she drove up. I asked Josh to look and he said ‘no, there’s nothing there’ and my mum said ‘I can feel something but it doesn’t feel like a head’. The paramedics said ‘keep yourself calm. If you need to push, just go for it’.
The emergency responders arrived on the scene at around 5:05 am and the mother was there.
She was lying on the bathroom floor and she gave birth at around 5:10 am that day.
The mother went on:
The woman ran up the stairs and said ‘if you give one push, the baby’s going to be here’. She gave me gas and air after I gave birth as my body was in shock, I was shaking. Because of how quickly I went into labour, my waters didn’t break. My body wasn’t prepared. The paramedic just pulled the sac away from her. Apparently, it’s quite lucky to have a baby on their due date and still in their sac. The first thing Josh said was ‘I think I need to get a coffee’. I think he was in so much shock. He was like ‘oh my god, what has just happened in my bathroom. I’ve been awake 10 minutes’.
After giving birth, medical assistance was provided to her.
The mother said that she was brought to a hospital in her city.
She was stitched up by the doctors and was sent home on the same day.