Mum gives birth to baby girl in her sleep – ‘my daughter delivered herself’
A woman has revealed how she gave birth to her baby whilst she was asleep.
TikToker @beyondboss_ asked fellow users to tell their birthing stories that shocked people – and one mum definitely delivered.
Amy Dunbar replied to the video, saying: “This one was made for me!”
In a video that has been viewed more than 630,000 times, Amy explained that after 12 hours of labour she was given an epidural which gave her some much-needed sleep – and pain relief.
A while later the nurse returned to check on her and noticed by her monitoring equipment that she’d had a big contraction whilst she was asleep.
But she wasn’t asleep for long, as she revealed: “Not even a minute after that, the nurse was waking me up saying she’d lost the baby’s heartbeat on the monitor, but she said ‘Don’t worry, flip over and I’ll find it, baby just probably moved’.
“Doing what I was told, I moved the blanket and was turning over and I was like ‘There’s something going on’.”
“My baby was in the bed. She had delivered herself while I was asleep. That big contraction the nurse saw was her being born.”
In a follow-up video, she continued: “So I pulled back the blanket and she was laying in a ball on the bed and it just kind of blew up from there. My dad stepped out into the hall and yelled ‘We need help!'”
“And all of a sudden so many doctors and nurses just flooded the room and she wasn’t crying, so of course I’m freaking out.”
But after the nurses checked her daughter over, they handed her back to Amy and assured her she was perfectly fine.
“It was really scary but it turned out OK,” Amy said.
Since being posted, the video has racked up 115,000 likes and 2,200 comments.
One person joked: “Baby’s like I’ll do it myself.”
Another viewer put: “Already a strong independent woman lol.”
Whilst a third commented: “Hi yes can you please write down whatever it is they gave you so I can ask for that please? Thank you.”
“This is what people don’t understand. No need to scream push, push. If the baby is healthy and mom ok leave them alone. Baby WILL come out!” added one person.