Cairns mum gives birth in bathroom while husband sleeps, wakes him up to see baby

Water births are nothing unusual, but a delivery in the shower came as a shock for Jodie Taylor.

The Queensland mother gave birth in her bathroom so quickly and unexpectedly her partner slept through his daughter's arrival.

Dad Robert was oblivious to the emergency until the brave mum walked in holding their baby.

Mum Jodie Taylor was in the shower when baby Lucy Ina May came along. Source: 7 News
Mum Jodie Taylor was in the shower when baby Lucy Ina May came along. Source: 7 News

"I was just keeping an eye on the time and seeing where we were at and then she decided to surprise me," Jodie told 7 News from her hospital bed.

Dad was in the same house at Holloways Beach, but fast asleep and with no idea an emergency was unfolding in a nearby room.

The birth was sudden and fast. Source: 7 News
The birth was sudden and fast. Source: 7 News
Catching mum Jodie unaware. Source: 7 News
Catching mum Jodie unaware. Source: 7 News

"The aircon was on and the door was closed, so he probably couldn't hear me even though I was yelling out," Jodie said.

So she was completely on her own when she welcomed Lucy Ina May into the world.

But not as unaware as dad Robert who was sleeping in a nearby bedroom. Source: 7 News
But not as unaware as dad Robert who was sleeping in a nearby bedroom. Source: 7 News

"I had her, and then I walked into the room with a little baby - and that's when he got up," she said.

The mother-of-five had been having contractions since 3am, but it wasn't long before the 20-minute intervals between contractions disappeared.

As her contractions increased, Jodie dialled triple-0.

Mum was able to handled it solo. Source: 7 News
Mum was able to handled it solo. Source: 7 News

"I thought, 'no point in going to the hospital or ringing the ambulance', because by the time I would have got there, I would have had her anyway," she said.

Coming four days earlier than expected, it was a textbook birth - just not where she had planned.


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