Woman has one of shortest labours ever, gives birth to baby in nine minutes

While a normal labour lasts hours, the woman did not even realise she was giving birth until the baby boy arrived on her bathroom floor.

A shocking birth saw the mum not even realising she was in labour before birthing her child on the bathroom floor.

According to the story published in MailOnline, the mum is now believed to have had one of the shortest labours on record after giving birth in nine minutes - and was pushing for just two.

25-year-old Nicole Jamieson, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, barely had time to get out of bed before her 6 lbs 3 oz son Jack arrived suddenly in the middle of the night.

The hotel receptionist didn't even realise she was in labour and initially thought she needed the loo.

Nicole and her partner Jack Fallone had been outside and she was still three weeks from her due date. Returning home that evening, they had chicken fajitas for dinner before staying up late watching films.

At 1.55am Nicole's waters broke, but she put it down to Jack making her cry with laughter by singing a rendition of Britney Spears' hit Baby One More Time.

Nicole ran to the bathroom thinking she'd wet herself. She ran herself a bath but after seven minutes felt the need to push.

'The next thing I knew he was there, on the bathroom floor,' she said. 'I looked at my phone just after and it was 2.04am.'

Jack, a labourer, almost missed the birth as he'd run outside in his boxers to call for help due to the poor phone signal in the flat but he made it back just in time to grab his newborn son as he popped out.

An ambulance arrived after half an hour to check the pair over, cut the cord and take them to hospital as a precaution.

Births that short are extremely rare and are known as precipitate labours if they last less than two hours.

Labour usually lasts for between 12 and 18 hours and can be faster if it is not the mother's first birth.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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