Surprise! Queensland woman unknowingly pregnant, gives birth on shower floor to baby boy
“I thought I was just having gastro"
By Warren Barnsley
April 21 2020
Young Queensland woman Amber Smith believed she was sick when she went to have a shower last week.
Ten minutes later, “this little bubba came out”.
Smith, 18, was at her Mareeba home, in far north Queensland, with fiance Blairdon Woods, when she went into the shower after 1am on Wednesday.
“I thought I was just having gastro or (another) sickness,” she told 7NEWS.
“I went for a shower. When I was in there, I felt big tension in my stomach and the next second there was water coming out everywhere and I screamed.
“Blairdon came downstairs and he saw a head.
“We started pushing. Ten minutes into pushing and this little bubba came out.”
That little bubba is healthy baby boy Cooper Woods, weighing in at 3.06 kilograms.
Blairdon, who went to Amber’s aid when he heard her scream, said he was in so much shock during the birth he has memory loss.
“I thought she might have broken a bone. I came rushing into the bathroom and then I see my son’s head start to protrude,” he said.
“My instant reaction was, ‘what the f***’, honestly.
“I was shocked.
“I called my mum then called triple-zero.
“Triple-zero helped me deliver my son in 10 minutes.
“The shock was so much, that parts of it I don’t really recall.
“There was so much screaming, first of all, and after that I had to calm myself down to get through this.
“It was pushing and pushing and pushing.
“As I delivered him, the ambulance rocked up.”
Amber said she had no idea she was pregnant.
“I always had irregular periods so nothing seemed out of the ordinary,” she said.
“In the end, I only had a tiny increase in my stomach so I just thought I was eating too much.”
The couple have the support of both their families, with Amber saying “it’s really brought everyone together”.
“It’s a miracle,” she said.
Originally published on 7News.