Hospital Nurse Gives Birth Unexpectedly At Home

Jodie Kenna and her family

Jodie Kenna (right) and her partner Alan with their unexpected new daughter Elizabeth, and older daughter Evie

Jodie Kenna though she was just having painful cramps when she went home from work and decided to run a bath for herself. The cramps, however, turned out to be labor pains. Before she could call for help, Kenna gave birth alone in her bathtub.

Minutes after getting into a bath to relax and ease cramps, Jodie Kenna found herself giving birth to a healthy baby girl. The 7lb 5oz baby, named Elizabeth, was a shock for Kenna, who did not even know she was pregnant.

Kenna immediately called her partner, Alan Whitehead, to let him know he was a father for a second time. Whitehead quickly came home to find Kenna holding a newborn baby girl. Despite the unexpected surprise, the couple is thrilled to have a second daughter in their home.

Miss Kenna, who also has a five-year-old daughter, Evie, said: ‘We are so happy with her. 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. But he has got over it now and is really pleased.’

The couple also called Kenna’s mother, who rushed over to see the surprise granddaughter.

When I found out, I assumed she would be a tiny little thing. But she was a nice healthy weight. It really is amazing.’

Mother and baby are both healthy and doing well. The family is excited about their new daughter Elizabeth making a surprise entrance into the world. – Summer, staff writer

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Summer is a mom of three, living life in the slow lane along historic Route 66. She writes, homeschools, gardens, and is still trying to learn how to knit.

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  • Congrats to the family! I am shocked she didn’t even have the slightest idea she was pregnant though. She doesn’t look overweight enough to hide it and therefore not know….and then there are 9 months without a period too. Wow, that is amazing!!

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