This incredible birth story is sure to FLOOR you.
Watch as this amazing mumma gives birth to her baby boy in the middle of the ER corridor, surrounded by her supportive husband, stunned hospital staff and a superb birth photographer who manages to capture it all!
Warning: The photos showcased in this article and video don’t hold back. So, if you happen to have your boss, or a young impressionable child looking over your shoulder, then save this for later.
Already mum to five gorgeous little girls, Jes is no stranger to labour. But she couldn’t have prepared herself for the dramatic arrival of her sixth child, her only boy, Maxwell Alexander.
Talk about a grand entry!
For several days before Maxwell’s arrival, Jes experienced the pangs of early labour. She spent her days doing what all mums do during those early stages – sat in a tub, bounced on a ball, watched a bit of Game of Thrones…
But one night she woke up to an intense contraction that left her on all fours, writhing in pain. She knew this was it. And she was sure that she wasn’t going to make it to the hospital.
Crowning in a corridor
Fortunately for Jes, she did make it to the hospital. Just not to the labour ward.
Instead, she delivered her son in the middle of the emergency room hallway.
And, she does an amazing job at it too! Dressed in blue tracky dacks and a white singlet, the mum manages to rip her pants down just before her son’s head comes out.
As Jes explains,
“I could feel my body pushing the baby’s head out. I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, “Travis catch him!”
Without any hesitation he did just that as I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out.”
Born healthy, Max weighed in at 6 lbs 7 oz, 20 inches long and is clearly the apple of his parents’ and his five big sisters’ eyes. Nawwww!
Birth photography at its best!
Amazingly enough, only moments before Jes arrived at hospital, so did her photographer, Tammy Karin of Little Leapling.
Throughout the incredibly speedy labour, Tammy snapped away, capturing the raw emotions and vivid detail of Max’s grand entry… in the ER entry. Tammy shared the beautiful photos and story on her Facebook page and website.
She even put together a birth video so the family could always remember their last child’s incredible birth.
As Jes writes, “It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect. Our son, our last baby, our only boy. Our smallest and quickest delivery. It’s still surreal.”
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