Jodie Kenna got an unexpected Christmas present when she gave birth in the bath – because she didn't even know she was pregnant.
Trainee nursery nurse Jodie, 25, had been sent home from work with stomach cramps and decided to have a hot soak to ease them. But within minutes she was screaming in agony as she delivered 7lb 5oz Elizabeth.
She promptly called partner Alan Whitehead, 31, to tell him he had a baby daughter.
The couple, of Halewood, Liverpool, said yesterday they were "as pleased as Punch" with the surprise arrival.
Jodie, who also works part time in a supermarket, also has a five-year-old daughter, Evie.
"We're so happy. She is doing really well and Evie is loving having a little sister.
"But when it was happening I was terrified. I had no idea I was pregnant. It sounds mad but the midwives say it does happen.
"Alan was in shock when he came home to find me with a baby in my arms. He rushed from work to find Jodie in the bathroom surrounded by towels."
Her mother, Elaine, who arrived soon afterwards, said: "I was really worried when I got there because the baby was blue. We just kept her warm and I told Jodie to get ready for the ambulance.
"I was surprised at how big Elizabeth was. I assumed she would be a tiny little thing but she was a nice healthy weight. It really is amazing."