A new mum from Dundee is all set to approach the Guinness Book of Records after she gave birth to her first child in just 5 MINUTES. Wow.
Daisy Stewart, 20, from Scotland, went into labour last Monday while she was in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Although she was 4 weeks premature, Daisy was induced as she had pre-eclampsia. “They said it would be a slow, painful process of 2 to 3 days before I’d give birth,” she said.
Labour with a first baby usually takes around 12 to 18 hours on average, and even when Daisy started getting contractions a nurse told her it would still be a good 10 hours before she gave birth.
Daisy told MFM:
“Before my labour was classed as active labour Poppy went back to back – so the contractions were extremely painful and that’s why I got diamorphine.” Daisy had been in he labour suite for half an hour when they broke her waters and she gave birth 5 minutes after.
“I pushed once and [the midwife] said, ‘There’s the head.’ I pushed 2 more times and then Poppy arrived. It was all a bit surreal.”
Poppy was born weighing 6lbs 3oz, and arrived so close to Daisy having pain relief she was fast asleep and had complications due to feeding problems. Daisy’s labour time was recorded as 5 minutes 17 seconds.
Although there is currently no world record for the fastest birth, the Guinness Book of Records has said they will consider an application from Daisy.
So hopefully for her there’ll be no 5 minute 16 second labours any time soon…