Mother, 28, who thought her pregnancy was ‘lockdown weight’ gave birth to her third baby in the shower despite a negative test and regular periods
- Dimitty Bonnet, 28, New South Wales, Australia, had no idea she was pregnant
- She had been having regular periods and even did a negative pregnancy test
- Believed extra weight to be due to lockdown and dismissed her stomach pains
- The surprise birth took place while Dimitty was in the shower in earlier this year
A mother who had no idea she was pregnant was stunned after giving birth to her third baby alone in the shower.
Dimitty Bonnet, 28, from Campbelltown, New South Wales, was left dumfounded when she felt the sudden urge to push in the shower – catching the baby’s head between her legs.
She had stopped trying to have children after giving birth to Nate, five, and Darci, three, with husband Jason and assumed her extra weight was due to piling on the pounds during lockdown.
The mum had regular periods and had even done a negative pregnancy test a few weeks before the surprise birth in late February this year.
Dimitty Bonnet, 28, from Campbelltown, New South Wales, had no idea she was pregnant before giving birth to her third baby alone in the shower
‘My weight has fluctuated my whole life, so I didn’t think anything of it when I put on a few pounds’, she said ‘I assumed it was just a bit of lockdown weight, and it was nothing too noticeable.
‘I’d flown on a plane a month before, and even had an x-ray after a rugby injury six weeks before I gave birth.
‘There was no part of me that thought I could be expecting – to be sure I even took a test a month before giving birth and it came back negative.’
Admin manager Dimitty had no idea that anything was wrong until her stomach started to feel ‘a bit off’ the evening before she gave birth.
The mum had regular periods and had even done a negative pregnancy test a few weeks before the surprise birth in late February this year. She is pictured four months pregnant
Dimitty and Jason named their surprise baby boy, Harvey Eric Barry Timmins (pictured at home). He weighed 6lbs 8oz
‘The evening before he was born, I just felt a bit yuck. My stomach felt a bit off, so I put the kids to bed and got an early night myself’, she said.
‘I woke up around 1am and felt so uncomfortable. It was like I really needed the toilet, but I wasn’t able to go.
‘The pain started to get worse, so I decided to have a shower to make myself feel better.
‘I didn’t want to wake my husband, so I kept the light off and showered in the dark. I felt a sudden urge to push, and the next thing I knew, I was holding a baby’s head.’
Despite her shock and confusion, Dimitty managed to sit down on the floor in the dark and after a final push her baby was born in the early hours of the morning.
Dimitty had stopped trying to have children after giving birth to Nate, five, and Darci, three, with husband Jason – however the children were thrilled to have a new sibling
After giving birth Dimitty called for Jason, who was shocked to find his wife covered in blood cradling their newborn son. Jason and Dimitty are pictured together
She called for her husband, Jason, who rushed into the bathroom and was shocked to find his wife covered in blood cradling their newborn son.
The pair called for an ambulance, which arrived around 15 minutes later and helped Dimitty deliver the placenta.
After the paramedics cut the cord they took the family to Campbelltown Hospital, New South Wales, where the pair were monitored for 24 hours.
Dimitty and Jason named their surprise baby boy Harvey Eric Barry Timmins. He weighed 6lbs 8oz.
‘It was such a huge shock that the first few days are a bit of a blur,’ Dimitty said. ‘My older kids were so excited when we told them, particularly my daughter as she’s always wanted to be a big sister.
‘She’s so caring and has taken on her new role really well.
After the paramedics cut the cord they took the family to Campbelltown Hospital, New South Wales, where the pair were monitored for 24 hours. Baby Harvey is pictured in hospital
Dimitty and Jason named their surprise baby boy Harvey. He is pictured at home after being monitored in hospital
‘Our family and friends have all been so supportive as we weren’t prepared at all – in fact we’d thrown away all our old baby stuff a month before.
‘But everyone came together to make sure we had a pram, clothes, nappies, and a bed for him.
‘It took us about 24 hours to come up with a name for him, but we chose Harvey after Jason’s grandfather, which is really special.
‘My other two pregnancies were so different so I never thought something like this could happen to me. It’s taken my brain and body a bit of time to process what’s happened, but we are finding our feet and feeling more settled now.
‘He’s such an amazing baby and we feel so lucky to have him join the family, even if it was quite a shock at first.’
Her husband Jason added: ‘He’s a precious little man but it was the biggest shock of my life.’
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