Woman delivers her own baby after suddenly going into labour


A woman in her 30s has given birth by herself at 38 weeks.

The expecting mum was home alone at her property north of Gympie in Queensland on Thursday morning when she went into labour.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and the Queensland Ambulance Service were sent to assist following initial concerns for health of the mother and her newborn baby girl.

A woman is airlifted to hospital after giving birth on her own at 38 weeks. Source: Twitter/7NewsBrisbane

The helicopter landed in the backyard of the woman’s property, where she was treated by LifeFlight’s aeromedical crew before being airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

RACQ LifeFlight Critical Care doctor Oskar Larsson told Yahoo7 the “beautiful little baby girl” was in a good condition when the crew arrived.

“The mum was in a good condition but she needed a little bit of medical intervention. But thinking what she had just been through, she handled it like a champ,” he said.

The RACQ LifeFlight helicopter touched down in the woman’s backyard. Source: Twitter/7NewsBrisbane

Dr Larsson said the woman’s husband was away and her children at school when she unexpectedly went into labour.

“She was home alone, she obviously was not expecting to go into labour at that exact moment,” he said.

Both mother and baby are in a “happy and healthy” condition, at hospital, Dr Larsson said.

Dr Oskar Larsson with the newborn baby girl. Source: Twitter/7NewsBrisbane