Truck driver, 34, who didn’t know she was pregnant, gives birth in her living room after complaining of stomach pains – and even her doctor had missed the signs
- Ashlee Wilson gave birth to daughter Marley-Rae
- She didn’t know she was pregnant, thought she was bloated
A lorry driver was told by her GP to drink more water after experiencing unexplained bloating before giving birth to a baby she didn’t know she was pregnant.
Ashlee Wilson, 34, from Banksia Grove, north-east Perth, was home alone last week when she called triple zero complaining of severe abdominal pain.
Little did she know she was pregnant with her daughter Marley-Rae, who was born just six minutes after the ambulance arrived.
“I said to (the paramedic), ‘No, I’m not (pregnant)'”, and she said, ‘Yes, you are,'” Ms Wilson told Sunrise.
Ms. Wilson could be heard wailing in pain in the audio of the call she made to emergency services.
“The pain is coming now, ugh!” she was heard screaming.
‘Oh my God! I’m just sitting on the toilet because it feels like something is trying to come out, but there’s nothing and it hurts!’
There was no time to rush to the hospital when the paramedics arrived and Mrs. Wilson eventually gave birth to little Marley-Rae in her living room.
“I was in complete denial, I didn’t want to believe (the paramedic) at all,” she said.
“I was afraid of what was happening to my body at that moment and I was just in great denial.”
The 34-year-old had gone to her doctor to complain of bloating, but was bizarrely told to simply drink more water and eat peanuts.
“Visually it was very hard to see, a lot of my family have looked at pictures and said, ‘Even there you don’t look pregnant,'” she said.
Ms Wilson admitted that, having no idea she was pregnant, she was ‘in a bit of a party mood’.
Ashlee Wilson, 34, from Banksia Grove, north-east Perth, was home alone last week when she called triple zero complaining of severe abdominal pain
“Of course there were things I did that I shouldn’t have done, but now that I look back and think, ‘Oh my God, I’m so sorry if something happened to you because of that,'” she added.
Both Mrs. Wilson and Marley-Rae make amends a week later, with the mother saying the birth of her little girl is one of the best things to ever happen to her.
“Here a week and a half ago I thought I wanted to be a truck driver, now I want to give her the world and take over with her,” she said.
St John Ambulance paramedic Melissa Gardiner said she was lucky she was called to the house.
“I feel like I was literally made to meet Ashlee and Marley-Rae to help her out into the world,” she said.
“I think everything I’ve done in my career has led me to Saturday mornings.”