A new mother yesterday described the terrifying moment she gave birth to her daughter on the bathroom floor – whilst her boyfriend was fast asleep.
Nadia Watson, 23, woke up in the middle of the night, unaware she was pregnant, and went into labour on the bathroom floor.
But despite Nadia’s cries for help, boyfriend Lewis McSweeney, also 23, managed to sleep through the whole thing – waking up only after she had given birth.
It wasn’t until neighbours heard her screaming in distress and called 999 that help arrived.
Nadia, from Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, said: “I was screaming for about an hour but it didn’t wake my boyfriend up.
“He can literally sleep through anything, fire alarms the lot, I have no idea how he does it.
“I went into our bedroom after I had given birth and showed Lewis the baby but he just went back to sleep.
“I woke him up again and he realised what had happened and he was completely in shock.”
Giving birth to her now one-year-old daughter was a complete shock to Nadia, who was completely unaware that she was pregnant.
The mother, who was working two jobs at the time, said: “It was a complete surprise as I didn’t have a clue that I was pregnant.
“I was still having regular periods, I remained a size ten, and I only put on a tiny bit of weight which I put down to eating too many burgers at my new job at Frankie and Bennys .
“On the Sunday night I started having some sharp pains, which I just assumed was me coming on to my period.
“I went to the bathroom and collapsed with pain. I realised I was in labour and just decided to keep pushing.
“Most people have a team of people around them telling them what to do and when but I just had to keep pushing.”
Boyfriend Lewis remained completely oblivious as to what was going on in the room next door to him – despite Nadia screaming so loudly the neighbours called the police.
She added: “Lewis just slept through the whole thing, I really don’t know how he does it.
“I did manage to wake the neighbours though, I was screaming so loudly, and they called 999.
“By the time Lewis had woken up two police cars arrived with three paramedics, so they cut the cord and took us both to hospital.”
Baby Poppy, who was 7lb 11lbs at birth, was aptly named due to her arrival on Remembrance Sunday last year.
Nadia added: “When Poppy was born she was completely silent which absolutely terrified me but then she wiggled and I was just completely relieved.
“Even now she’s still really well behaved, she sleeps right through the night and she’s a very calm little baby. “