Mom Gives Birth In Washroom After Mistaking Labor Pain With Need To Poop

Posted by Sama in Bizarre On 21st December 2020

Billie Ward was assured by her doctors that she will give birth on the due date and there is nothing to worry about however, the young mom was in for a big surprise when she mistook her labor pain for a need to poop. Now after this scary incident, her message to all the young moms out there is that always listen to your body when it comes to situations like these, and never waste a minute over doubt and immediately rush to the hospital.


A new mom who was actually in labor and mistook her labor pain for a need to poop gave birth to a child in the washroom. 

Labor photos from Billie Ward's unexpected washroom trip show a very relieved young mom after giving birth.  

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Billie, 22 was told by her doctor that she will give birth on her due date and there is nothing to worry about. This was the only reason why she mistook her labor pain for a need to go to the washroom but when she was in pain for 1 hour and she called 999, the medics confirmed that she is in labor. 

The young mom is now telling other moms that always listen to your body and never put off going to the doctor in these situations. 

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Billie, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, said: "I called 999 and said 'I'm really sorry to ring you. I'm due to give birth but I do think it might be a poo'.

"[The call handler] just said 'you're going to have to get off the toilet because I don't think it's going to be a poo"

"I was going to the toilet, being sick and trying to push this poo out."

"My mum took so many photos. There's some where I'm thinking 'oh my god, what is happening? This is not a poo, this is a baby".

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"My message [to other mums] would be 'listen to your body'. Your body is doing what it's meant to do. It will take over."

"People get so overwhelmed but your body is an amazing thing. Let it take its course."

"Don't go to hospital too early - but definitely don't leave it too late. It's a mess you don't want to be cleaning up. The number of towels we went through was insane."

"It was the most amazing experience of my life - so much so I'm planning a second home birth."

"It's a good story to tell when Arete's older."


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Billy was actually expecting her due date in February and was assured that her daughter Arete will come into this world late. 

However, on January 22 her pain worsened, and she told the maternity unit that even though her water hadn't broken but she was in continuous pain.  

She said: "I came downstairs at 3.45am. I was biting down on the sofa because I could feel this pain and genuinely thought it was a poo."

"By this point, no waters had broken. Every time I pushed, I thought 'I don't know what that was'. I'd never had a baby."

"She came out in her sack and my waters didn't break. That's why I couldn't understand why it didn't feel like a head."

"I got in the bath around 4am and I realised I was bleeding a bit."


At this point, Billie had sensed trouble and called for an ambulance. She was then told by the medics on call to give birth in the washroom if the situation called for it. 

Billie said: "I rang 999 at 4.45am, it was not okay. I was biting down and scratching myself because I was in so much pain."

"My mum had four C-sections so she'd never had a contraction either."

"I said to the ambulance woman 'I'm not sure, this could be a poo. But I'm in a lot of pain'."

"My husband [Josh] said 'do you want me to take you to hospital?' They said 'let her stay at home where she is'. It's not great living in the middle of nowhere."

"My husband rang my mum and said 'I think she's giving birth' and she rushed over. Luckily, she only lives down the road so she drove up."

"I asked Josh to look and he said 'no, there's nothing there' and my mum said 'I can feel something but it doesn't feel like a head'."

"The paramedics said 'keep yourself calm. If you need to push, just go for it'."

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Medics eventually arrived at her place at 5:05 am and found Billie lying on the washroom floor. She finally gave birth at 5:10 am. 

Billie said: "The woman ran up the stairs and said 'if you give one push, the baby's going to be here'.

"She gave me gas and air after I gave birth as my body was in shock, I was shaking."

"Because of how quickly I went into labour, my waters didn't break. My body wasn't prepared."

"The paramedic just pulled the sac away from her. Apparently, it's quite lucky to have a baby on their due date and still in their sac."

"The first thing Josh said was 'I think I need to get a coffee'. I think he was in so much shock."

"He was like 'oh my god, what has just happened in my bathroom. I've been awake 10 minutes'."

After giving birth, Billie was transferred to the hospital where she got her stitches and was released the same day. 

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