Dad Slept Through Mum's Screams As She Gave Birth To Surprise Baby On Bathroom Floor

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

Dad slept through mum's screams as she delivered her own surprise baby on bathroom floor

A mum delivered her own surprise baby on her bathroom floor in the middle of the night - while her partner slept through it all.

Nadia Watson, 22, had no idea she was pregnant so when she woke up with stomach pain she presumed it was her period.

But as she got to the bathroom, she collapsed on the floor and went into labour. She screamed in agony for more than an hour as she delivered 7lbs 11oz baby Poppy by herself.

Incredibly, her boyfriend Lewis McSweeney didn't wake up - even though she screamed so loudly her concerned neighbours dialled 999.

A fleet of police cars and ambulances arrived minutes after the birth and Lewis, also 22, only woke up when Nadia presented their newborn daughter.

Nadia said: "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."

Nadia had a rare undiagnosed pregnancy and was unaware she was carrying a child - she gained very little weight and remained a size 10 throughout.

"It was a complete surprise - I didn't have a clue that I was pregnant," she said.

"I was still having regular periods, I remained a size 10, and I only put on a tiny bit of weight.

"On the Sunday night I started having some sharp pains, which I just assumed was me starting 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 on my own."

New dad Lewis McSweeney said he was 'quite embarrassed' to have slept through his daughter's birth - but he was exhausted from working night shifts.

He said: "I'm actually quite embarrassed and a little bit gutted at the fact I managed to sleep through the whole thing.

"It's really not unusual for me to sleep through things - I once left a pizza in the oven for more than an hour and didn't wake up to the fire alarm or the neighbours trying to get into the house.

"I had also just finished a 12 hour night shift as a support worker so I was pretty knackered.

"The first thing I knew about Nadia giving birth was when she walked into the room with Poppy in her arms and the chord still attached.

"I thought I was dreaming so I put my head back down and went to sleep but then the penny dropped as to what had happened.

"I was in complete shock for days - I couldn't get my head around what had happened.

"I'd been to have my hair cut the same day and the barber there had just got his missus pregnant.

"I was laughing a bit and telling him that I wouldn't be becoming a dad for at least 10 years, then less than 12 hours later I had a baby."

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