31 Years Ago The Woman Gave Birth By Herself At Home, After 31 Early She Delivers Daughter’s Baby At Home Too
First time mum Kathryn Doyle gave birth to baby Gracie in just 40 minutes after her waters broke. Kathryn’s mum Susan lives nearby and came to her daughter’s aid by delivering her grandchild.
Gracie’s ᴅʀᴀᴍᴀᴛɪᴄ ᴇɴᴛʀᴀɴᴄᴇ into the world happened after Kathryn and husband Ben from Cannock, Staffordshire had been trying for a baby for 10 years. In an amazing turn of events, the couple conceived naturally a month after they were approved for ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ. Gracie is miracle baby.
‘I couldn’t believe it when I get pregnant, I lost count of the amount of tests I did to be sure. Previously I was told to ʟᴏsᴇ ᴡᴇɪɢʜᴛ, sᴏ I ʟᴏsᴛ 4 stone. Then I was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ. I was told I would never be able to have children naturally and we were finally approved for I.V.F. For the first time in my life, I was excited waiting for my ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ to arrive so I could start my I.V.F ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, but that ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ never arrived. i had naturally pregnancy, i didn’t belive in my eyes” Kathryn recalls
When her waters broke, and She determined to stay calm, she went back to bed. And she called to her mom. Luckily, her mom Susan only lives a short distance away.
‘I pushed once and Gracie’s head was out.’ she said
Once Kathryn realised she was about to give birth at home, she took complete control of the situation. Susan, a mum of five herself, took on the role of midwife as Gracie entered the world and carefully ʀᴇᴍᴏᴠᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ from around the baby’s neck. Home births seem to run in the family as Susan actually gave birth to Kathryn at home 31 years earlier. She delivered her daughter herself and removed the cord from Kathryn’s neck too, just like she did her granddaughter.
Even though the delivery was unexpected, Kathryn said she couldn’t have wished for a better birth. Gracie is now 17 months old and Kathryn describes her as ‘the most incredible thing to happen to us.’