A woman has given birth to one of Australia’s biggest babies – weighing nearly 6 kg – and labor was so quick she didn’t even have time to get to the hospital for the ‘childbirth.
Nina Tassell, 37, gave birth to her son in the hall of her home on Australia Day in Applecross, Perth, with the help of her husband Adam, The West Australian reported.
Ms Tassell’s hour-long labor, after her waters broke at 9 am, meant the couple had no time to travel to Murdoch’s St John of God Hospital as they had foreseen.
Mr Tassel and his sister, Sonya Anson, who had recently picked up the couple’s three other sons, called an ambulance and Mrs Tassell prepared for the home birth.
“I lay down on the carpet in the hall by the front door, but I was quite nervous because I knew I was in their hands if something went wrong,” she said. declared.
Sonya was on the phone for advice (from the paramedics) while Adam took care of the delivery and told me when to push.
Mr Tassell said: ‘We got a bit stuck getting our heads out but Nina changed position and then I saw his eyebrows and then the rest of him came out beautifully. He made a few coughing noises and we knew he was fine.
The ambulance arrived shortly after the couple were taken to hospital. Obstetrician Michael Gannon told The West Australian there were significant risks, but praised the couple for how they handled it.
Their son, who has not yet been named, was born three days premature and weighs 5.95kg, compared to an average birth weight of 3.3kg.
It is also 59cm long, compared to the average 51cm for newborns.