Australian woman, unaware she's pregnant, gives birth on floor

Lizzie Jenkin didn't realise she was pregnant until she gave birth on the bathroom floor.
Lizzie Jenkin didn't realise she was pregnant until she gave birth on the bathroom floor. Photo credit: Facebook

A Western Australian woman who didn't know she was pregnant and thought she had gastroenteritis has given birth on the bathroom floor. 

Lizzie Jenkin, 25, told New Idea she saw a doctor after suffering stomach pains and was diagnosed with the bug.

Two months prior to this, she and her partner William Fowler started dating. 

Her symptoms went away so she continued living life as normal, with her regular diet of cold meats, soft cheese and the occasional glass of wine, she says. 

After being involved in a car accident on the way to work, she also suffered a back injury which left her in agony.

"I was also becoming tired much of the time, I put it down to working long shifts and tried combating the fatigue by drinking numerous cups of coffee every day," Ms Jenkin told New Idea

Ms Jenkin, who had never had a regular period, went on holiday to Singapore to ride rollercoasters at Universal Studios, despite not feeling her best. 

On her return home she went to visit her partner and noticed something was wrong. 

Ms Jenkin says she was struck by serious pain in the early hours of the morning but shook it off and shooed Mr Fowler off to work. 

About an hour later, she knew something was happening.

"It suddenly dawned on me... I was having a baby," she says.

"I could feel this little human making their way out, so in the bathroom, with only Nym [Mr Fowler's dog] to keep me company, I lay down and began to push."

The couple's son, Henry, was born in January 2017 and Ms Jenkin says she wouldn't have had it any other way. 

"From the moment Henry entered my life, everything fell into place." 

Doctors later explained Henry had been facing towards Ms Jenkin's spine which explained why she hadn't felt any kicking. 

 

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