A first-time British mum has claimed she was asleep throughout the birth of her son, which only took around an hour.
Alice Payne, 23, said she didn’t feel a thing and “napped” while doctors at the Royal Derby Hospital delivered baby Phillip on December 18, 2016.
The private tutor’s bout of drowsiness was apparently caused by medication she was given after a machine misread the time between her contractions, according to The Sun.
“Because the contraction monitor wasn’t reading me properly, doctors didn’t realise that I was as far along as I actually was. So I was given some drugs to let me nap for a couple of hours, but 30 minutes later they realised I was ready to push,” she told The Sun.
Payne said she was medically-induced at just 38 weeks when doctors found her son had stopped growing in the womb.
While there was nothing wrong with the baby, they reportedly felt it was safer to deliver him early, just in case.
Initially Payne’s body responded slowly to the hormones used to bring on labour.
She was given a hefty dose of Pethadine to help with the pain as doctors thought she was still a long way of.
Payne’s husband John, 31, said his wife “completely out of it and couldn’t feel anything”, while the medical team worried she might even be too relaxed to push.
She said his familiar voice coaxing her had helped her along, despite her state.