A woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth just eight minutes after suffering from stomach pain.
Tilda Kantala, from Finland, woke up in June with a “small burning pain” but suspected that it had been caused by a tummy upset as she hadn’t experienced any other pregnancy symptoms.
However, she was soon overcome with the urge from when she gave birth to her first child a couple of years ago.
Kantala said: “I thought it was just from eating something bad or something that my stomach can’t handle.
“It wasn’t like normal contractions but then came a very familiar feeling – the urge to push.
“That’s when I figured out that I was in labour and about to give birth to a baby or babies. At that point, I didn’t know anything.”
From the moment of realisation onwards, the birth happened at remarkable speed.
Kantala explained: “My mum went to get some towels and get some more help from my uncle, who called the ambulance. While he was on the call, I pushed three times and the baby was out.”